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La Bęte
By DAVID HIRSON
Directed by EMMANUELLE DELPECH
On the F. Otto Haas Stage
September 11 - October 12, 2014

Dazzling displays of verbal wit and manic farce distinguish this uproarious comedy featuring Arden favorite Scott Greer in the title role of “The Beast.” A crisis befalls a 17th century acting troupe when they are ordered to add an outrageous street performer to their ranks. High art meets low comedy in this tale of theatre, philosophy, and the beast that lives inside every great egomaniac. Directed by Emmanuelle Delpech Philadelphia Magazine’s Best Theatre Artist of 2011, La Bęte boasts a powerhouse performance by one of Philadelphia’s most gifted comedic actors.


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La Bęte is the stuff that made us fall in love with the theatre to begin with.” –Theaterweek


Photos by Mark Garvin








Critical Acclaim–

“The show is both laugh-out-loud funny and thought-provoking. At the same time.”
“Greer is in rare form—this is an astounding performance, a triumph of comic virtuosity.”
“This hugely demanding play—requiring Olympic feats of memorization and of precision timing—is a great night in the theater. Don't miss it!”

–The Philadelphia Inquirer   [Read More]


La Bęte is rich with ideas and cannot be dismissed”
“Greer plays this monster with great force…It calls for a tour-de-force, and Greer provides one…”

–WHYY   [Read More]


“For fans of comic acting, La Bęte is a must-see”
–Philadelphia City Paper   [Read More]


“Vive l’excellence! It is alive and well at the Arden.”
–Phindie   [Read More]


“Scott Greer is a comic genius. He is outrageously funny.”
–Beyond my Backyard   [Read More]


“Happily, the Arden’s production of La Bęte delivers the best of both worlds: food for thought and some very funny comedy. Arden’s production is trčs bon; don’t miss it!”
–Delaware County News Network   [Read More]



We are proud to announce that La Bęte is Barrymore Recommended.
For more information about the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre and other Barrymore Recommended productions, visit www.theatrephiladelphia.org.

Theatre Philadelphia


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Cast
Alex Bechtel (De Brie)
Taysha Canales (Madeleine Bejart)
Michael Doherty (Rene Du Parc)
Scott Greer (Valere)
James Ijames (Bejart)
Alex Keiper (Marquise-Therese Du Parc)
Ian Merrill Peakes (Elomire)
Amanda Schoonover (Dorine)
Wendy Staton (Catherine De Brie)
Dito van Reigersberg (Prince Conti)


Scenic Designer
James Kronzer
Costume Designer
Rosemarie E. McKelvey
Lighting Designer
Thom Weaver
Sound Designer
Jorge Cousineau
Hair Designer
Jon Carter
Stage Manager
Alec E. Ferrell
Assistant Director
Alice Yorke


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