The Upper School and Mrs. Dorene Fisher will present Tartuffe on November 3, 4, and 5 in Grisham Hall (Greenway Rise Auditorium).
According to Mrs. Fisher, "Tartuffe, an odious hypocrite whose apparent piety has ingratiated him with the credulous Orgon and his mother, Mme. Pernelle, has been taken into Orgon's home. Both Orgon and his mother believe that Tartuffe's pious example will be good for the other members of the family. But everyone else in the family, including the outspoken servant Dorine, is perceptive enough to see through the impostor." When, under Tartuffe's spell, Orgon retracts his blessing for his daughter, Mariane, to wed her beloved Valere, giving her hand instead to Tartuffe (not to mention the deed to his estate), the entire household resorts to drastic measures to save Mariane from this unwanted fate, to prove to Orgon that Tartuffe is an unforgivable conman, and to reinstate the proper heir, Damis, to the estate.
Will they be successful or will the dastardly Tartuffe win? Come find out for yourself and enjoy this delightful comedy - despite the villainous title character's machinations!
Tartuffe will be performed on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. as well as on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the Greenway Rise Auditorium (2132 Ivy Road). Tickets are available at the door.