4 Stars “delightful … contemporary … inspired physical comedy” -Time Out
3 Stars “McClain, Smith and Ledo firing on all cylinders” -Chicago Tribune
“strikingly imaginative” -Wall Street Journal
Court Theatre’s 2013 Molière Festival features exciting new productions of two of Molière’s most celebrated plays—The Misanthrope and Tartuffe. These two timeless classics will be reimagined by an incredible cast of 11 actors under the direction of Artistic Director Charles Newell.
A devilish comedy about the art of deception and the price of misplaced faith, 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 combines his signature style with a contemporary approach to breathe new life into this classic comedy.
Wednesday, July 17 at 7pm
Thursday, July 18 at 7pm
at the South Shore Cultural Center
The Molière Festival is sponsored by
|Rita & John Canning|
|David & Marilyn Fatt Vitale||The Elizabeth F. Cheney
|The Marion M. Lloyd
Court Theatre Fund