Translated by: Richard Wilbur
Directed by: Rhett Luedtke
Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 29-31 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.
Location: Wood-Mar Auditorium
Tartuffe was originally banned from the theatre when it was first performed in 1664 and has been delighting audiences ever since. Tartuffe, a slick, religious charlatan, dupes Orgon, a rich family man, into believing that Tartuffe is deeply concerned for Orgon’s eternal salvation. Orgon’s family members see through the charade and do all they can to open Orgon’s eyes, but to no avail. When Orgon promises Tartuffe his daughter’s hand in marriage, and the keys to his house, Elmire (Orgon’s wife) concocts a daring plan to open Orgon’s eyes once and for all. One of Moliere’s most celebrated comedies, Tartuffe has historically been loathed by religious hypocrites, but celebrated by the wise.
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