UVM Theatre presents “Tartuffe”

Vice becomes virtue, or is it the other way around, as UVM Theatre presents Molière’s hilarious comedy Tartuffe.

There is never a dull moment in this fast-paced feast of words when the wealthy Orgon falls under the spell of the sly con artist Tartuffe. Will Orgon’s family bring him to his senses or will the wily Tartuffe succeed in stealing all of his wealth, as well as his wife and daughter. See this uproarious satire brought to life in a lush and visually stunning production on the Royall Tyler stage.

Originally written more than 300 years ago, and brought to life in a scintillating translation by Ranjit Bolt, Tartuffe was chosen for this season when it became evident that the themes and situations presented are eerily relevant in today’s political climate and the “Me Too” era.

Following the Thursday evening performance on November 8 there will be a post-show discussion that will include members of the cast and creative team as well campus colleague Charles-Louis Morand-Metivier from the Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics.