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Reserve Your Ticket for “Tartuffe: Born Again”

The Northwest School theater department is proud to announce the Upper School Play Production’s performance of Tartuffe: Born Again, by Moliére, translated and adapted by playwright Freyda Thomas, and directed by Northwest theater teacher Ellen Graham, on Dec. 13-16, at our Black Box Theater.

The performances will come with a special curtain warmer, The Rehearsal, written by Northwest School alumnus Frank Garland ‘16. Frank’s play was inspired by Moliére’s Rehearsal at Versailles.

Tartuffe: Born Again is set in a televangelist studio in the 1980s. The adaptation of Moliére’s classic play has Tartuffe as a former televangelist who tricks Orgon and his family out of their money and home. The play takes great delight in skewering religious hypocrites. Come for the shoulder pads, stay for the modern verse and great comedic acting!

The production features a gorgeous set designed by 16 students from the Stagecraft class.

Showtimes are Dec. 13-15 at 7:00 pm, and Dec. 16 at 2:00 pm. Reservations are required and can be placed here.