Huntington Theatre Company Set to Begin Performances of Tartuffe
Tony winner Frank Wood plays Orgon in Molière's 1664 comedy.
Peter DuBois directs Ranjit Bolt's translation of Molière's neoclassical comedy starring Brett Gelman as Tartuffe. Joining Gelman in the cast are Steven Barkhimer (Monsieur Loyal), Matthew Bretschneider (Damis), Gabriel Brown (Valere), Katie Elinoff (Flipote), Matthew J. Harris (Cleante), Melissa Miller (Elmire), Sarah Oakes Muirhead (Mariane), Jane Pfitsch (Dorine), Paula Plum (Madame Pernelle), Omar Robinson (Officer of the Court), and Frank Wood (Orgon).
The plot is described as follows: "Devious Tartuffe charms his way into Orgon's household and schemes to marry his daughter, seduce his wife, and run off with the family's fortune. Orgon remains entranced despite the appalling evidence of Tartuffe's behavior — will he see through this con man before it's too late? Molière spins religious piety and hypocrisy into high comedy in this hilarious and biting satire, one of the world's great plays."
The creative team includes scenic design by Alexander Dodge, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Ben Emerson, and original music by Peter Golub. Emily F. McMullen is the production stage manager and Kevin Schlagle the stage manager.
Performances run through December 10.