||THE MISER A Comedy by Moliere Directed by Elissa Polansky June 15 - July 22 Fridays 8:30pm Saturdays 8:00pm Sundays 2:00pm Tickets: $17 Adults $15 Seniors & Students Elite Theatre Company 730 South "B" Street, Suite 20 Oxnard, CA 93030 805-483-5118 firstname.lastname@example.org www.elitetheatre.org The widower Harpagon, so cheap he'd swipe the pennies off a dead man's eyes, rules his roost with a tight, iron fist. His unhappy, rebellious children, Cléante and Elise, are afraid to tell him of their romantic attachments: Cléante has fallen in love with the beautiful but penniless Mariane, who lives with her invalid mother, and Elise has secretly promised to wed Valère, a young charmer of unknown parentage who has flattered his way into being Harpagon's chief steward. When Harpagon reveals his own marital designs—he will wed Mariane himself and yoke Elise to the wealthy but aged Seigneur Anselme—children, suitors, disgruntled servants, and the wily Jill-of-all-trades Frosine conspire to foil the miser before the marriages can take place. When Harpagon's treasure, buried in the backyard, is stolen, he rounds up all the suspects and threatens torture and imprisonment. Only the last-minute arrival of Seigneur Anselme, bearing secrets of his own, can unite the proper couples and restore Harpagon to his one true love—40,000 pounds in gold.