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Translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by August Scarpelli
The story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe—a fraud and a pious imposter—has insinuated himself. He succeeds magnificently 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.
A sparkling version of one of the great comedies of the French Theater. A resounding success in its production by the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center. “…an astonishingly delightful romp…” —NY Post. “Stylish, bright, saucy.” —NY Journal-American. “…a rollicking evening of grace and fun.” —NY Newsday.
Saturday, November 24th 1pm-3pm
Monday, November 26th 7pm-9pm
Western Reserve Playhouse 3326 Everett Rd, Richfield, OH 44286
A Short prepared speech from Tartuffe or another Moliere piece is recommended but NOT required. Short scenes and speeches will be handed out upon arrival. First come first serve. Come with at least a cursory knowledge of the play, ready to discuss what interests you about this project and any conflicts between December 1st and January 18th.
All roles available. (The sign up genius has a detail cast breakdown)
No equity contracts available at this time.
Performances will be January 18th thru February 2nd at Western Reserve Playhouse
Rehearsals will begin 4-5 weeks prior to performance. Dates and times will depend on Actor’s availability
If you cannot attend the audition dates above you may submit a video audition or discuss other alternatives. Email August directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.