Tartuffe

by Jean Baptiste Moliere
Translation by Richard Wilbur

 

Synopsis: The story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe—a fraud and a pious imposter—has insinuated himself. He succeeds magnifi-cently in winning the respect and devotion of the head of the house and then tries to marry his daughter and seduce his wife and scrounge the deed to the property. He nearly gets away with it, but an emissary from King Louis XIV arrives in time to recover the property, free Monsieur Orgon and haul Tartuffe off to jail. And so his duplicity is finally exposed and punished. But not before the author has mercilessly examined the evil that men can commit in the guise of religious fervor and the dangers that imperil those who would believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.

Cast

Mme. Pernelle Faye Roberts
Orgon George Gabana
Elmire Judy Crittenden
Damis David F. Lee
Mariane Julie Halpern
Valere David Pinning
Cleante David Matthews
Tartuffe Coleman Stokes
Dorine Ann DeFoore
M. Loyal Steve Tuley
An Officer Petter Collins
Flipote Paula Roberts

 

Production Staff

Director Harry N. Langdon
Set & Lighting Designer Peter B. Young
Costumes Provided By Brooks-Van Horn, New York
Costumes Coordinator Linda Sue Lee
Technical Director Peter B. Young
Production Stage Manager Roger O'Neal
Master Electrician Steve Tuley
Light Board Operator Norman Sutter
Light Crew Fernando Guinea
  Maurya Schweizer
Scenic Artists Patti Zarek
  Fernando Guinea
  Steve Tuley
  Don Julian
  Eli Ross
  George Gabana
  Roger O'Neal
  Pete Collins
  David Matthews
  Maurya Schweizer
  Hughy Hearn
  Vincent Syphox
Props Crew Ann DeFoore
  Faye Roberts
  Julie Halpern
  Paula Roberts
Sound Master Steve Tuley
House Manager Pete Collins