The theatre and dance department is bringing one of Molière’s most famous works, “Tartuffe,” to Craig Hall’s Coger Theatre March 26-29. The play promises intricate, period costumes and comedic relief.
Directed by associate professor Sara Brummel, the comedy follows Tartuffe, a charlatan with false piety and ulterior motives. His manipulation of Orgon and his mother Madame Pernelle underlined the bourgeois values and religious hypocrisy of the 17th Century. The play’s premiere in 1664 drew ire from King Louis XIV and the Archbishop of Paris, but Molière defended his work, noting that the juxtaposition of opposites — good and bad, right and wrong, wisdom and folly, truth and falsehood, the rational and the unreasonable — is at the comedy’s heart.
Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. March 26, 27, 28; 2:30 p.m. March 29
Location: Craig Hall Coger Theatre
Tickets: $14 Adults; $12 Students/Seniors; $8 in advance with MSU ID
Sponsors: KTXR and Missouri State dining services presented by Chartwells