Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. The title can be variously translated from the French as The Miserable, The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, or The Victims, but in the English-speaking world the novel is usually referred to by its original French title. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.
Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love.
Les Misérables has been popularized through numerous stage adaptations, including a musical (1980/85), and several films, most recently in 2012. Les Misérables is headed back to Broadway in March.
- Cast of 40-50
- Budget of $53,000
- Orchestra with 24 musicians
- Costumes of up to 150 outfits
- Actors will play multiple roles
- Rotating Stage
- Rated PG
Director Jo Brodzinski (509) 628-8846
March 14, 15, 21, 22, 23 2014
Richland High School Auditorium