The most desperate, scheming miser in literature decides to marry the young woman his son also loves. With breathtaking skill and hilarity, events unfold in one outrageous scene after another. This version, which preserves the dramatic values of the original text, has played in Britain and the United States as a straight play and as a musical. "Bermel has rendered Moliere into an English that is speakable, playable, lively, witty and natural." Lionel Abel.