Every time I think of the work of MoliÃ¨re I can't help but also think of John Hughes' The Breakfast Club: specifically the scene in which Judd Nelson's John Bender sits on a card catalog "re-alphabetizing" the cards, pausing at one to drawl, "Moe-lay really pumps my nads." Oddly, The Breakfast Club ain't too far off from MoliÃ¨re's work The Misanthrope, in its discussion of society, hypocrisy, the class system and the torment of basic attraction to a smart, beautiful woman. See for yourself (just expect 17th-century French aristocracy instead of sarcastic teens) when the Dallas Theater Center produces The Misanthrope through May 18. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 7:30 p.m. select Sundays. Tickets are $15 to $60. Call 214-522-8499 or visit dallastheatercenter.org.
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: May 6. Continues through May 18, 2008