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Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot – Moliere’s Tartuffe

Theater

Jul. 23 07:00 pm

At Puffin Cultural Forum

20 Puffin Way , Teaneck NJ

201-836-3499     tix@puffinfoundation.org

Posted by: Melissa   

Initially banned by France’s religious leaders, Molière’s biting and witty comic masterpiece quickly became a runaway hit and has remained so since 1669. The story: Despite the warnings of family and friends, Orgon, a gullible and wealthy family man, invites a seemingly pious stranger, Tartuffe, to stay at his home, showering him with gifts and money and even offers his daughter’s hand in marriage!  The family soon lays traps to expose Tartuffe’s true nature. Will their efforts be too late?  Will anything convince Orgon that Tartuffe is not what he seems to be?  Will harmony ever be restored in the Orgon household?  Come and find out!  Directed by Mike Donahue, “Tartuffe” is a deliciously scathing attack on hypocrisy, false piety, hollow morality and gullibility; it delights and taunts as much now as when it was first written. Performed by NextStage Ensemble.

Weather permitting, the performance will be outdoors. Recommended for ages 12 and up.


Adults $10
Children under 12 Free
Reservations Recommended

 

 

TARTUFFE
by Jean Baptiste Molière

Although banned by France’s religious leaders after its first showing, Molière’s biting and witty comic masterpiece quickly became a runaway hit and has remained so since its public reopening in 1669.  When Orgon, a gullible and wealthy family man, invites the seemingly pious Tartuffe to stay at his home, he is convinced that he has joined a noble cause.  Despite the warnings of his family and friends, Orgon holds his friend in the highest regard and showers him with gifts and money and even the offer of his daughter’s hand in marriage.  The family soon lays traps to expose the true nature of the mysterious stranger.  Will their efforts be too late?  Will anything convince Orgon that Tartuffe is not all that he seems to be?  Will harmony ever be restored in the Orgon household?  Just wait and see!  Directed by Mike Donahue, TARTUFFE remains a deliciously scathing attack on hypocrisy, false piety, hollow morality and gullibility; delighting and taunting as effectively now as when it was first penned.

 

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