A production of ‘Tartuffe’ is playing at the Emmet Robinson Theatre in the Simons Center for Arts Thursday, November 13, through Tuesday, November 18.
Here’s a word about the play from the College of Charleston:
Molière’s neo-classical comic gem is a boisterous and bawdy farce that targets religious hypocrisy, lust, betrayal and our inclination towards credulity. It opens with the apparently devout and pious Tartuffe worming his way into the home of the wealthy Orgon.
While nearly everyone else sees Tartuffe for the con man he is, Orgon becomes so enamored of him that he nearly sacrifices his family’s happiness. A satire that skewers false moralists and those blind (or frightened) enough to follow them, it also offers the hope that true goodness and plain old common sense can save anyone—if only they’ll agree to be saved.
The production starts at 8 p.m. (3 p.m. on Sunday), and tickets are $15 ($10 for students). Buy them by calling 843-953-5604 or at the box office. Get a map.
Thanks to the Charleston City Paper for tipping us off.