North Texas Performing Arts

Date/Time

August 24, 2018 to September 01, 2018
12:00 AM

Location

Willow Bend Center of the Arts View map

Description

Friday, Aug 24 at 8pm
Saturday, Aug 25 at 2:30 and 8pm
Sunday, Aug 26 at 1pm
Friday, Aug 31 at 8pm
Saturday, Sep 1 at 2:30 and 8pm

Tartuffe is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière. The characters of Tartuffe, Elmire, and Orgon are considered among the greatest classical theater roles.

Orgon’s family is up in arms because Orgon and his mother have fallen under the influence of Tartuffe, a pious fraud (and a vagrant prior to Orgon’s help). Tartuffe pretends to be pious and to speak with divine authority, and Orgon and his mother no longer take any action without first consulting him.

In an effort to show Orgon how awful Tartuffe really is, the family devises a scheme to trap Tartuffe into confessing to Elmire (Orgon’s wife) his desire for her. As a pious man and a guest, he should have no such feelings for the lady of the house, and the family hopes that after such a confession, Orgon will throw Tartuffe out of the house.

$10 in advance, $12 starting August 20, $20 front row.
For ages 10 and older.
972/422-2575
northtexasperformingarts.org/event/2018-pyt-tartuffe