Thanks to Black Swan State Theatre Company, SMPerth is sending a couple of lucky September attendees to a show they will surely be talking about with their friends for months!
Molière’s TARTUFFE The Hypocrite
A new version by JUSTIN FLEMING
22 October – 6 November
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
Tickets on sale through Ticketek: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=TARTUFFE16
This revival of Molière’s classic 17th Century satire is divine intervention gone mad!Orgon is a wealthy man attempting to come to terms with middle age. Fortunately for him, and much to the dismay of his family, he meets Tartuffe – a supposed man of the cloth. Though everyone else can see Tartuffe for the fraud he really is, Orgon becomes obsessed with him, and it isn’t long before Orgon won’t make a decision without him.
The relationship initially appears to be harmless, however when Orgon begins promising his possessions, his home, even his daughter to Tartuffe, Orgon’s family resolves to expose Tartuffe for the swindler he is.
Filled with biting satire, this adaptation of thumping English verse by Justin Fleming will keep you enthralled with its Australian vernacular and subversive wit.
Co-production with Queensland Theatre Company
CAST INCLUDES: Jenny Davis, Darren Gilshenan, Hugh Parker, Alison van Reeken, Steve Turner, Alex Williams
DIRECTOR: Kate Cherry
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER: Richard Roberts