TARTUFFE

TARTUFFE
By Molière
adapted by Constance Congdon from a literal prose translation by Virginia Scott
Directed by Jennifer Ross Nostrala

Pote Theatre
October 13-14 at 7:30 p.m., October 15 at 1:00 p.m.

Constance Congdon’s witty verse adaptation of Molière’s timeless classic, in which a religious conman infiltrates the household of a gullible man and his exasperated family, has lent itself to productions set in modern-day Texas, New Orleans, and even The Sopranos’ New Jersey. With this production our audience will find itself immersed in a world of 1980s televangelism in the heat of Miami. One might even say Miami Vice.

“Constance Congdon slips into Molière’s tricky shoes and the fit is Cinderella-perfect. Congdon’s quicksilver wit and breathless urgency coax the dark heart of Tartuffe into glowing with a twenty-first-century heat.”
—John Guare