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Jon Barker, Philinte, The Misanthrope, The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ

"Jon Barker is a constant source of unexpected responses and disarming sincerity as Alceste's well-meaning and worldly wise best friend Philinte."

Simon Saltzman, Curtain Up

"Philinte" is "played with an elegant style by Jon Barker."
Rick Busciglio,

"Barker’s facial expressions are marvelous and he has a sweet moment when Philinte professes his love to Eliante..."
Bob Brown, Princeton Packet

Barker's "Philinte shines as the 'every man' who articulates the voice of true reason."
Sherri Rase,

"Jon Barker is an engaging Philinte. His reading of Wilbur's iambic pentameter is smooth and mellifluous, and his witty and accurate mimicry of Alceste is the comic highlight of this production."
Bob Rendell, Talkin' Broadway


Philinte (Jon Barker) and Eliante (Kersti Bryan), photo credit: Gerry Goodstein, The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ

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