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Rejuvinating a classic, a contemporary Tartuffe

10/20/2017 French Cultural Center
6pm-9pm

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the upcoming production of Tartuffe at the Huntington Theatre Company. The panel will be followed by a cocktail reception.

How does one rejuvenate such a pillar of the theatre industry while respecting its integrity and the direction taken by Molière in 1664? Director Peter DuBois, director of new work Charles Haugland, and members of the cast and creative team will be guiding us through the “foolishness and folly” of Molière’s Tartuffe. They will discuss their use of modern translation, and what it means to be doing French comedy today.

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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.

TICKET PRICING & AVAILABILITY
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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