Set in modern day Winnipeg, Gray’s inspired version of Moliere’s classic satire is part sex farce and part screwball comedy. Exploring family, love and money, The Miser of Middlegate sharply critiques our culture obsessed with acquisition and never loses its sense of humour.
A cheeky and irreverent romp into the lives of one entrepreneurial Winnipeg family.
News & Reviews
“… genuinely laugh-out-loud funny from script to staging to performance. Witty, energetic, mildly racy and well-paced … delightfully subversive.” —The Winnipeg Review
“All the tropes of the genre are here — inappropriately-timed entrances resulting in comical misunderstandings, cross-dressing, sexual innuendo and door slamming aplenty.” –CBC Radio
“Gray and director Krista Jackson throw in a sublime screwball scene hat is untouchable by even hardcore naysayers of the genre. The family-meets-daughter’s-fiance-for the-first-time dinner is a visual feast, ridiculously wacky and wondrous.” —Winnipeg Free Press
About the Author
Carolyn Gray is a playwright, director, designer, actor, educator, and puppeteer. Her play The Elmwood Visitation won the Manitoba Day Award, and Carolyn received the John Hirsch Most Promising Writer award in 2008. Her other plays include The Confessional of the Black Penitents or the True Path to the Church, and Caterinetta. She is also the author of the biography Dean Gunnarson: The Making of an Escape Artist, and is particularly interested in mystery and magic. Carolyn received a B.A. from the University of Winnipeg, and also studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver and the Pratt Institute of Art and Design in Brooklyn, New York.