Devious Tartuffe charms his way into Orgon’s household and schemes to marry his daughter, seduce his wife, and run off with the family’s fortune. Orgon remains entranced despite the appalling evidence of Tartuffe’s behavior – will he see through this con man before it’s too late? Molière spins religious piety and hypocrisy into high comedy in this hilarious and biting satire, one of the world’s great plays.
“This production of Tartuffe is going to be everything you expect from Molière, complete with costume design elements of the period and our own spin on the brilliantly comic possibilities of period staging. Boston audiences are going to see 2017 alive onstage within the framework of a 17th century farce, and the result will be satirical, smart, and a gut-buster.”— Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois