Adapted by Walter Kerr from the classic by Moliere.
Cast: 8m., 6w. The miserly Harpagon has plotted to marry his pretty daughter to a rich old man, but she has managed to bring her beau into the house disguised as a servant and the two flirt at every opportunity, in spite of her father. Harpagon intends to marry also. He wants the beautiful Mariane, with whom he hopes to get a large dowry. Mariane is in love with Harpagon's son. In desperation, the young people steal their father's gold, hoping that it will bring him to his senses. It does, at the last, after some swift-paced scenes of brilliant dialogue, clever action and fun. Production notes and accurate stage directions are provided. One int. set.