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Recap: HHS Theater Department performs 'The Miser'

Harpagon finally agrees to let his children marry who they wish when he finds out that Anselme will pay for the weddings. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 6
Harpagon (Will Sorg) becomes upset that his money goes missing. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 6
Cleante (Jack Raway) is in love with Marianne (McKayla Kielas), the woman that his father wishes to marry. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 6
La Fleche, played by Julia Kurzawski, reads the terms of a loan agreement to Cleante. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 6
Valere, center, does not get along with the servants. They are pictured in a scuffle. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 6
Harpagon's daughter, Elise, stands in between her father and Valere. Harpagon was under the impression that Valere took his money. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 6

The Hastings High School Theater Department performed Moliere's "The Miser" Nov. 10-12. The play is a five-act comedy that was first performed in 1668.

The plot revolves around love and money. The miser Harpagon wants his daughter Elise to marry a wealthy old man, but she is in love with Valere. Harpagon wants to marry a young woman named Marianne, who his son Cleante wishes to marry.


Harpagon-The Miser, Will Sorg

Elise, Elsie Kopp

Cleante, Jack Raway

Valere, Trevor Zeyen

Marianne, McKayla Kielas

Anselme, Sam Nutter,

La Fleche, Julia Kurzawski

Frosine, Faith Forstad

Mistress Simone, Maddie Franzmeier

A Magistrate, Jack Anderson

Clerk, Bobby Traeder

Servants, Grace Blanchard and Rebecca Mitchell

Director, Robin Starch

Technical Director, Anne Blessing

Stage Managers, Natalie Shofner, Anna Siebenaler and Sawyer Schmidt

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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