MOLIERE LITE

TWO ONE-ACT FARCES BRIGHTEN A LACKLUSTER BROADWAY SEASON

AT A TIME WHEN BROADWAY CAN'T lure even Neil Simon back for a return engagement (America's most popular playwright will have his next work produced off-Broadway), it may seem odd to find it putting out the welcome mat for Moliere. Yet the adventurous Roundabout Theatre Company has resurrected two one-act plays by the 17th century French master, dubbed them The Moliere Comedies and fashioned a sprightly, entertaining evening. These are slight, early works by the author of Tartuffe and The Misanthrope, but in a fallow Broadway season, Moliere Lite is better than nothing.

Brian Bedford, the Shakespearean veteran who won a...

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