By Moliere, translated by Ranjit Bolt
Directed by Dr. Kelly Carolyn Gordon
Tickets will go on sale in February.
March 7-10, 2019
The Black Box Theatre
The religious fraud Tartuffe has wormed his way into the affections and household of rich merchant, Orgon, with pantomime piety and counterfeit zeal. So comprehensively has he hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to succeed in driving away the son, marrying the daughter, seducing the wife and imprisoning Orgon. Moliere's classic satire was denounced on its first performance as a sacrilegious outrage and banned from further public view. Only after petition to Louis XIV was the ban lifted, and the play's trenchant mockery of human frailties has ensured its popularity ever since.
This hilarious and irreverent whirlwind of lies, religious hypocrisy and family feuds features one of theatre's most perfect comedy creations, the beguiling Tartuffe.
“Few finer studies of hypocrisy and zeal have been penned; and, as Goethe famously said, the play is symbolic in that each bit of the action points to something more important behind it.” �"The Guardian
Sunday, 10 March, 2019
Contact:Dr. Kelly Carolyn Gordon
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