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Molière's Tartuffe - A Live Play

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Friday, March 8th, 2024
29 Feb, 1, 7, 8 March: 7:30 pm; 2, 3, 9, 10 March: 2:30pm

Paper tickets available from Ten Old Books in the Duncan Garage.

Tartuffe is the most famous work by Molière, the great 17th-century French satirist. Orgon’s family is up in arms because Orgon and his mother have fallen under the influence of Tartuffe, a lecherous conman pretending to be a pious spiritual adviser. Orgon and his mother no longer take any action without first consulting him. Tartuffe's antics do not fool the rest of the family or their friends; they detest him. Orgon raises the stakes when he announces that Tartuffe will marry Orgon's daughter Mariane, who is already engaged to Valère. The plot becomes more and more involved as it gallops to its surprising conclusion.

Deeper questions such as ‘What does it mean to be good?’ are carefully packaged into a delightful farce with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, a charming and quirky love story and some tense moments for the Orgon family. Will he see the light? And if he does, will it be too late?

Written entirely in rhyming couplets, this version of the great classic comedy, in translation by Ranjit Bolt, is performed by a cast of 13 directed by Rien Vesseur (Director of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2019 and last year's Tempting Providence, among others)

Tartuffe was written in French in the 17th Century, but we'll perform it in English. In period costumes in a beautifully decorated set - it will be a visual delight.

If there are questions, contact [email protected].


Cost: Adult: $25
Senior: $20
Student: $20
General: $25
At the Door: $25
Category: Arts | Entertainment
Location: Duncan United Church Heritage Hall
246 Ingram Street, Duncan
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Marinus Vesseur
[email protected]
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