Vice becomes virtue in Molière's timeless satire of religious hypocrisy - or is it the other way around? Falling under the spell of sly con artist Tartuffe, wealthy bourgeois Orgon risks his estate and his family to harbour the pious-seeming vagabond; but when their guest finally reveals his true colours, the household is thrown into chaos. Chris Abraham’s production presents Molière's dark comedy through a contemporary lens, deftly exploring how truth becomes blurred in the quest for power.
★★★★ "Hilarious performances from a stacked Stratford Festival cast led by the sublime Tom Rooney ... a big hit"
– TORONTO STAR
"I've never seen a funnier Tartuffe than this one ... a shameless laugh-fest"
– THE GLOBE AND MAIL
- Location: Bluma Appel Theatre
TRANSLATED BYRanjit Bolt
DIRECTED BYChris Abraham
LIGHTING DESIGNERMichael Walton
SOUND DESIGNERThomas Ryder Payne
PHOTOTom Rooney by Lynda Churilla
Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance
Thursday, April 13, 20177:15pm (Bluma Appel Theatre)
Professor Barry Freeman, Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, discusses Robert Lepage's Theatrical canon.