The performance is free and open to the public but reservations are suggested.
Interested in classical theater but just never had the chance to watch any? Like all things French, so long as you can understand them? Enjoy satire? Fond of frolicking, full-bodied French fun? The answer to all these questions is one word: Molière’s Tartuffe.
Molière’s best-known play is presented by the members of Dic Wheeler’s Theater 121 class, Plays in Production. You can catch it on Wednesday, May 14 (5 p.m.) and Thursday, May 15 (7 p.m.) in Room 808, Chapman Hall on the campus of Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown. There is no admission charge, but reservations are suggested.
This production takes full advantage of dramatic opportunity offered by befuddled fathers, scurrilous con artists, dictatorial grandmothers, young second wives, pompous know-it-alls and the frustrated young lovers caught in their net. The production updates the classic comedy to the contemporary upper-crust of society, making this fast-paced verse comedy feel frighteningly up-to-date.