CJ Performing Arts Presents: Tartuffe

Guests will laugh their way back to the 17th century when CJ Performing Arts presents: Tartuffe, November 17-19.

The play focuses on a hypocrite, Tartuffe, who, with his sly ways, tries to convince a family out of their riches. As CJ cast and crew members shared during a Facebook Live preview, it’s the family who ends up learning more about themselves in the end.

Stephanie Chan ‘19, who led the Facebook Live preview, plays a police officer in the production.

“I was in the fall play, The Odd Couple, last year and it was so much fun, so I wanted to be in the fall play again,” Chan said. “At first, I didn’t know what Tartuffe was about, but I’m glad I now know because it’s a great play.”

This is also the second CJ fall play performance for Sam Brown ‘18.

“This play is really funny and high schoolers will get the comedy too,” Brown shared. “The action in the play makes it so funny. It’s really great and I’m excited for it.”

Director Caitlin Bennett explained that the play is a farce and that audiences of all ages will be able to relate to the production.

“There is a lot of physical comedy in a farce which is fun to see,” Bennett said. “The costumes are also amazing - from the wigs and the panniers - the whole look of it is really nice.

“I think it’s also important for people to see how a comedy that was written 350 years ago is still relevant today,” Bennett continued. “A lot of the social and political commentary is still relevant today.”

Both Chan and Brown agreed, “It’s really funny and a great show.”

Tartuffe Showtime and Ticket Information:

Show times:

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.

Posted November 15, 2017