This poster is designed for a theatre company ‘Semaver Kumpanya’. A unique style of this illustration portrays the main character Harpagon played by Serkan Sezgin.
The miser of the title is called Harpagon, a name adapted from the Greek, meaning a hook or grappling iron. He is obsessed with the wealth he has amassed and always ready to save expenses. Now a widower, he has a son, Cleante, and a daughter, Elise. Although he is over sixty, he is attempting to arrange a marriage between himself and an attractive young woman, Mariane. She and Cleante are already devoted to each other, however, and the son attempts to procure a loan to help her and her sick mother, who are impoverished. Elise, Harpagon’s daughter, is the beloved of Valere, but her father hopes to marry her to a wealthy man of his choosing, Seigneur Anselme. Meanwhile, Valere has taken a job as steward in Harpagon’s household so as to be close to Elise. The complications are only resolved at the end by the rather conventional discovery that some of the principal characters are long lost relatives.