Theater Artists Olympia presents
June 12th - 27th, 2015
First staged in the late 1600's, the play opened to
much controversy and to the ire of the Catholic Church. 400
years later Moliere's social commentary is still as sharp,
funny, and as sexy as it ever was.
Orgon - Christian Carvajal
Elmire - Adriana
Tartuffe - Michael Christopher
Mme Pernelle -
Heather R. Christopher
Dorine - Amanda Stevens
- Vanessa Postil
Valere - Xander Layden
Damis - Jesse
Cleante - Rick Pearlstein
Tartuffe, an eccentric religious charlatan, has wheedled his
way into the good graces of Orgon, much to the chagrin of his
family. As Orgon's devotion grows so does their dismay,
finally reaching the breaking point. Elmire, Orgon's wife,
sets in motion a plan to entrap the phony zealot in his own
lustful nature, and that's just when the fun begins.
In the tradition of Commedia dell’arte, the characters are
larger than life and the situations even more so. In the
tradition of TAO, expect the naughty factor to be embraced
with abandon. So come join us for a bit of french flavored
slap stick spiced with a bit of slap and tickle just for fun.
Director Maggie Ferguson-Wagstaffe and the TAO Collective
are proud to present an all new take on this classic that is
as light as spun sugar, as quick as a flirtatious wink, bathed
in pink champagne and all in rhyme!
Buy tickets here!