Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tartuffe at Coe

Cedar Rapids - The Coe College Department of Theatre Arts will present the 17th-century French comedy Tartuffe. The play will be staged Nov. 14-16 and 20-22 in Dows Theatre on the Coe campus. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the Sunday, Nov. 16 show, which starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at the door, or by calling the Coe College Box Office at 399-8600, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Tartuffe” is written by Molière in a translation by Richard Wilbur, and it is directed by Coe Professor of Theatre Arts Steven Marc Weiss. A wickedly satirical 17th-century romp by one of the greatest playwrights France ever produced, Tartuffe epitomizes Molière’s concern with the hypocrisies of almost any era in civilized human history, and with how the gullible are capable of being duped by society’s scoundrels. Wilbur’s rhymed verse translation brilliantly captures the spirit of this comic masterpiece.

Source: Coe College Press Release

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