Lipscomb Theatre will open its season with Molière’s 17th century French comedy “Tartuffe,” Sept. 14-23 in the Flatt Amphitheater. Directed by Nat McIntyre, the show will feature an all-student cast as well as a partnership with Lipscomb’s Department of French.
Originally subtitled as “The Hypocrite” in 1664, the play focuses on Tartuffe, a scheming religious fraud who ingratiates himself in the wealthy household of gullible Orgon, spouting virtues while secretly trying to seduce Orgon’s wife.
Through a partnership with Lipscomb’s French program, French majors will help Lipscomb Theatre students to better understand 17th century French culture and literature to best tell the story.
“We are thrilled to partner with Lipscomb’s department of French,” said Beki Baker, chair of the Department of Theatre. “Throughout the course of the semester, French students will study Molière specifically his contribution to literature, language and culture, and will help work with our theater students to develop the presentation.
“We also love opening our season outdoors in the Flatt Amphitheater because it has such a visible presence on campus, and allows for a dynamic, energetic performance under the stars.”
Performances are Sept. 14-15, 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for faculty/staff/alumni, and $5 for students. University Students receive one free ticket per show. For tickets, contact the Lipscomb Box Office at 615.966.7077.