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April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm$20
The Marshall Theatre Department will put on Tatuffe, a play by Moliere and translated by Richard Wilbur, April 24-27 at 7:30 pm in the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center
The story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe—a fraud and a pious impostor—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 and seduce his wife and scrounge the deed to the property. He nearly gets away with it, but an emissary from King Louis XIV arrives in time to recover the property, free Monsieur Orgon, and haul Tartuffe off to jail. And so his duplicity is finally exposed and punished. But not before the author has mercilessly examined the evil that men can commit in the guise of religious fervor and the dangers that imperil those who would believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.
$20 at the door | $15 for Seniors & Faculty | $7 for children under 12 | Marshall University students admitted FREE with a valid ID. Tickets will also be available at Ticketmaster