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KC MOliere: 400 in 2022 is a group of people who love theatre and the plays of Molière. Molière has been translated into every major language and remains one of the most-produced playwrights in the world. His comedies form the core repertoire of the famed Comédie Française in Paris. The social foibles and pretensions he plays upon with warm humor and sharp wit are timeless.

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KC MOlière: 400 in 2022, Inc. isa 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, spearheaded by the late actor, Kip Niven, and Felicia Hardison Londré, Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emerita of Theatre at UMKC. Kansas City’s national reputation as a major theatre city is poised for international recognition with anticipated French media coverage of the biggest birthday celebration outside of France for 17th century comic dramatist Molière.

KC MOlière: 400 in 2022 is a festival that will run from September 2021 through 2022 in the greater Kansas City Metro area, featuring theatre, film, dance, music, visual arts, puppetry, book clubs, food, and wine. Venues, times, and dates TBA.

We will celebrate his 400th birthday on January 15, 2022. Let's begin the celebration now by reading and discussing his plays.

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KC Molière: 400 in 2022 Book Club Scapin the Schemer

Online event

This is a three act comedy first staged on May 24, 1671. Scapin is an arrogant and pompous valet who has a knack for manipulation. We will use the 2012 translation by Brett Bodemer; email Chantal or Richard to receive it, and with any questions.

Remember you must RSVP "yes" for the Zoom link.

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