Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 5 and 10 through 12, and 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. in the Dixon Center auditorium.
Dr. Christine Williams, assistant professor of theater, will direct the play.
Molière’s “Tartuffe” is a masterwork by France’s most celebrated comic playwright set in the realm of 17th century Parisian high society during the reign of King Louis XIV. The character of Tartuffe represents those members of society who preach religious piety but do not themselves live by the morals they try to force upon others.
In this popular comedic play, an impostor named Tartuffe is causing trouble in the house of a man named Orgon. After Orgon gives everything away to Tartuffe, including his own daughter, Orgon’s family begins to question his sanity. The family rallies together in attempts to trap the mischievous imposter in his own game.
A hit comedy for more than 300 years because of its timelessness, this show is not to be missed. The production will be staged with period costuming and sets and features a rich visual spectacle to match the engaging dialogue.
The play is recommended for ages 12 and up. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and students. Tickets will go on sale Oct. 31 at the Dixon Center box office, open Monday through Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.
For ticket information, please call the box office at 423-614-8343, email email@example.com or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre. Fans can also join the Facebook page “Lee University Theatre.”
Dorine (Laura Sherwood) teases her boss Orgon (Jacob Shrimplin) in Molière’s classic comedy “Tartuffe.”