Students of French host ‘Moliere Than Thou’ comedy

Actor, playwright and educator Timothy Mooney makes a return visit to the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to present his comedic one-man show, “Moliere Than Thou,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the University Theatre, located in Theatre Hall.

Admission is free to UW-Green Bay students, and $2 for the general public. The show is sponsored by the student Cercle francais (French Club) and the Humanistic Studies academic unit.

The performance is in English and features excerpts of some of Moliere’s greatest works and speeches, with Mooney portraying roles that Moliere himself played when the plays were new.

Moliere was a French playwright and actor widely regarded among the masters of Western literature. He satirized the pretensions and follies of 17th century society in such works as “The Misanthrope,” “Tartuffe,” “School for Husbands,” “School for Wives,” “The Doctor in Spite of Himself,” “The Imaginary Invalid,” and many others.

Mooney performed at UW-Green Bay in fall 2007, and he has taken “Moliere Than Thou” to colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. A reviewer for the Edmonton Journal once described the show as a “one-man ‘SNL,’ 17th century scoundrels edition.”

Tickets will be available at the door. Questions about Mooney’s visit to UW-Green Bay may be directed to Prof. E. Nicole Meyer, French program coordinator and adviser to Cercle francais, at