tartuffe

by Moliere; translated by Richard Wilbur

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Spring 2014

Direction and Scenic Design by Brian Cook
Costume Design by Bethany Marx
Lighting Design and Technical Direction by Adam Gillette
Stage Management by Nicki Karl

CAST
Orgon: Sambit Misra
Elmire: Sierra Trinchet
Dorine: Nicole Cowans
Tartuffe: Brian Tuohy
Cleante: Ethan Fifield
Damis: Thomas Petrie
Mariane: Katrina Kuharich
Mme. Pernelle: Daniels Calvin
Valere: Marley Horner
Laurent: Nathanial Cole
Flipote: Codi Burk


Molière’s classic French comedy comedically examines the dangers that imperil those people who believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary. The story takes place in the home of the wealthy Monsieur Orgon, where Tartuffe—a fraud and a pious imposter—has insinuated himself. He succeeds magnificently in winning the respect and devotion of the head of the house and then tries to marry his daughter, seduce his wife, and scrounge the deed to the property. Classy, saucy, and witty all at the same time, Tartuffe proves that some plays truly are timeless.

© 2018 by Brian EG Cook

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Orgon returns from the country and, upon learning from his maid Dorine that his wife has been ill, worriedly asks about Tartuffe.