A Silverthorne Theater Production in The Perch
TAR2F! An Irreverent Musical Comedy (Silverthorne Theater)
Sat · April 21, 2018
7:30 pmHawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
$25 General Admission - $20 Student/Senior
In this farcical rebuke of religious & moral hypocrisy—particularly timely in today's world—Tartuffe, a wily con man who passes himself off as a pious puritan, has insinuated himself into the household of Orgon, a wealthy Parisian, with designs on Orgon's fortune and attractive wife. Members of the family are exasperated, then outraged, by the imposter's malign influence, as he gains control of Orgon's assets and possessions.
This new musical version underlines the show's satirical sting by placing the action during a rehearsal of the play, which is threatened with being closed down (as Moliere's original version actually was) by the 17th-century equivalent of the Moral Majority and Family Research Council.
Book, lyrics & music by Jeff Olmsted
Adapted from Moliere's Tartuffe
Directed by Chris Rohmann
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301