Tartuffe ; A conversation with Boston University Professor Jennifer Row

12/9/2017 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

Explore the context and significance of Tartuffe with Boston University professor Jennifer Row following the 2pm performance on December 9.

Jennifer Row is an assistant professor of French at Boston University and is also an affiliate faculty for Boston University’s women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and world languages and literatures. Her research and teaching interests include early modern theatre (17th and 18th century), queer and feminist theory, and affect theory. Her book project, Queer Velocities: Time, Sex and Biopower on the Early Modern Stage, looks at the impact of newly precise timekeeping technologies on queer erotics in early modern French and English theatre, and an article version of her book’s argument appears in the journal Exemplaria. She will be co-teaching in the MIT graduate consortium of women’s studies in the spring. Her work on masochism and commonplace books has appeared in the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/ Revue canadienne de littérature comparée as well as in the edited volume Autour de l’extrême littéraire. Her second book manuscript, tentatively titled The Body Perfect: Aesthetics of Ableism in French and Francophone Performance will stand at the intersection of disability studies and early modern global studies and examine the ways that ableist ideals of movement and speech were iteratively produced through early modern dance, theatre, and oration (rhetoric) in both France and Saint-Domingue (Haiti) in the 17th and 18th century. Inspiration for this project stems from her publication “The Beads of Versailles: Othoniel’s Les Belles Danses” in the ASAP/Journal. She teaches courses in 17th and 18thcentury French studies, dramatic literature and performance studies, sexuality/queer studies, and critical theory. She is a proud alumna of the Andover Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, a program that addresses diversity in the teaching profession. She serves on the executive committee of the Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth Century Studies. 



About Tartuffe

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.

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission. Please note: This production includes strobe light effects and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.

The Huntington Theatre Company strives to be accessible to everyone, and therefore, we try to offer pricing that works for each individual. A limited number of great orchestra seats are available in every performance for just $25, no strings attached. All other pricing is based upon demand and is subject to change, so book early for the best locations and value.

See Tartuffe & enjoy dinner at MIDA for only $99!
This package includes a three course meal and a glass of wine at MIDA, and a ticket to Tartuffe. Use code MIDA at check out to redeem this offer.

Peter DuBois“This production of Tartuffe is going to be everything you expect from Molière, complete with a spin on period fashion and the brilliantly comic possibilities of staging this classic play for a modern audience. Boston is 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

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