In 17th century Sicily, a clever valet named Mascarille tries to help his boss Lélie win the girl of his dreams—only to find that Lélie is a monumental dunce who ruins every one of his intricate schemes. Undaunted, Mascarille invents progressively wilder plots, only to see his best-laid plans go very awry in Molière’s The Bungler. Translated by Richard Wilbur.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Richard Easton as Mascarille
Adam Godley as Lélie
Alan Mandell as Trufaldin
Dakin Matthews as Ergaste
Christopher Neame as Pandolphe
Paula Jane Newman as Celie
Darren Richardson as Andres
John Sloan as Léandre
Norman Snow as Anselme
Kate Steele as Hippolyte
Includes an interview with Mechele Leon, Associate Professor of Classical and Contemporary French Theatre at the University of Kansas.
Directed by Dakin Matthews. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in August of 2010.
Lead funding for The Bungler was made possible with support from the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.