June 20, 2013 – July 21, 2013
Translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by Charles Newell
★★★★ "delightful" "inspired physical comedy" -Time Out
★★★ "McClain, Smith and Ledo firing on all cylinders" -Chicago Tribune
"strikingly imaginative" "supremely elegant" -Wall Street Journal
A devilish comedy about the art of deception and the price of misplaced faith, Moliere’s Tartuffe reveals a tale as outrageous as it is insightful. When the cunning imposter Tartuffe wields a pretense of piety to capture the imagination of aging family-man Orgon, the scoundrel succeeds in insinuating himself into the patriarch’s home, throwing Orgon’s family into utter chaos. As Orgon’s foolish infatuation with Tartuffe’s fraudulent religious fervor grows, the depth of Tartuffe’s deception turns dangerous. Artistic Director Charles Newell directs the French classic Tartuffe with a provocative contemporary approach that will elicit deep laughter of recognition.