Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, January 24, 2011

Xavier Players present Moliere’s Taftuffe

Classic Comedy of a Hypocritical Imposter

From February 17-20 at 7:30 p.m., Xavier Players will present Tartuffe by Molière and adapted by Timothy Mooney. The show is directed by special guest Tim Waldrip who has appeared on Broadway, television and film. Tickets cost $5 in advance and $7 day of the show. Click here to purchase tickets now or call 745-3939 starting on February 1st.

Religious hypocrite and overall con man Tartuffe manipulates his way into a well-to-do family’s good graces in this hilarious adaptation of Molière’s classic comedy. Tartuffe, the imposter, manages to take over the entire household by arranging his engagement to the daughter and secretly seducing the wife! When his schemes are finally exposed, will the family end up evicted, in prison, or a fate worse than these? Molière, a master of comedy, captures the themes of hypocrisy, blind piety and deceit in playful irreverent rhyme. The audience will laugh out loud as they recognize these themes are as relevant today as they were back in 1664 when the play was originally written.