Tartuffe

By Molière

The Phoenix season opens with a biting modern-day take on Molière's timeless classic comedy. Tartuffe is the quintessential con-man serving up pious hypocrisy to all. When he dupes his patron into willingly handing over his household, the household fights back.

Director: Linda Hardy, Faculty Director
Set Designer: Allan Stichbury, Faculty Designer
Costume Designer: Sabrina Miller, Undergraduate student
Lighting Designer: Eugene Mendelev, Undergraduate student
Sound Designer: Victoria Calihou, Undergraduate student
Ned Vukovic, Faculty Dialect Coach
Gwen Dobie: Faculty Movement Coach
Guest Stage Manager: Jen Braem

Featuring:

Keira Danniels (Elmire)
Victor Dolhai (Tartuffe)
Laura Harris (Dorine / Flipote)
Ming Hudson (Dorine / Flipote)
Timothy Johnston (Laurent / Valère Understudy)
Jason Moldowan (Orgon)
Sam Mullins (Cléante)
Graham Newmarch (Valère)
Sarah Pelzer (Mariane)
Celine Richmond (Mrs. Pernelle)
Evan Roberts (Mr. Loyal)
Kholby Wardell (Damis)

October 19 – November 4, 2006
Previews: Oct. 17 & 18 at 8 pm ($5 after 5 pm)
Evening performances: Oct. 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and Nov. 1, 2, 3, 4 at 8 pm
Matinee: Nov. 4 at 2 pm
Pre-Show lecture by UVic professor and Molière specialist, Claire Carlin : Oct. 20 at 7 pm (Free to public)

Seating Plan: Roger Bishop Theatre


"Tartuffe carries a suprisingly sharp satirical sting after 350 years."

-- Adrian Chamberlain (Times Colonist)

"...stupendous set..."

-- Adrian Chamberlain (Times Colonist)

"It bites deep and hard and leaves a mark."

-- David Lennam (CBC)

"Loads of fun."

-- David Lennam (CBC)

"...great energy and playfulness..."

-- Christine Matte (Monday Magazine)

"... the cast works well together, and earns every belly laugh from the gradual unravelling of the plot and the cheeky physicality of it all. If you're thinking that a classical comedy about religious hyprocrisy isn't your cup of holy water, think again -- the speech may be archaic but you'll be surprised how familiar the humour is in Tartuffe's rhetoric."

-- Christine Matte (Monday Magazine)

"Nearly every performance shone, the standout performances too many to list."

-- Justin Schneider (Nexus)

"Nearly every detail of this UVic production was well considered and everyone was too busy laughing to find fault with it. Even if it's just to hear Tartuffe rhymed with the American pronunciation of roof, you should check this play out."

-- Justin Schneider (Nexus)

 



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