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WGBH'S JARED BOWEN REVIEWS TARTUFFE

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Read the transcript of the interview:

"Fantastic, sharp & smart!"

Jared Bowen: Just last night Tartuffe opened at the Huntington Theatre Company. This plays through December 10. This is a really, really fantastic, sharp, smart production of the classic Molière comedy Tartuffe, where you have this hypocritical pious religious person who has complete sway over this man Orgon. He is the patriarch of this bourgeois family, and somehow he’s able to completely take hold of him as companion, confidante, and mentor. Suddenly Orgon loses all reason and this family cannot understand how their entire household has been upended. Molière wrote this in 1664, and I think we’ve seen this over and over again throughout history, how someone can come in with these strong view points and sway an entire population or sway an entire society. I will mention that this is set in a penthouse with gilt gold all over the furniture, so there are echoes to today. It’s a really fantastic production. Frank Wood, the Tony winner, plays Orgon. Brett Gellman plays Tartuffe, you might see him in “Stranger Things” right now. It’s told in verse: rest assured it is no goof / to fall under the spell of this Tartuffe

 

Fascinating!

A grippling hour and a half.

Prices & Seating

Section
Performance Day AA A B C D
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
$99 $85 $70 $55 $25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
$87 $75 $55 $43 $25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee $76 $63 $48 $38 $25
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$99
A
$85
B
$70
C
$55
D
$25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$87
A
$75
B
$55
C
$43
D
$25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$76
A
$63
B
$48
C
$38
D
$25

Discount Ticket Prices

  Prices
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (Huntington Avenue Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off with promo code BU10
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

Learn more about our Discount Ticket Programs.

Discount Ticket Prices

  Prices
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (Huntington Avenue Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off with promo code BU10
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

Learn more about our Discount Ticket Programs.

Seatmap

Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA: 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116
Main: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115 | 617 266 7900 | BOX OFFICE 617 266 0800

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