Los Angeles Pierce College Theatres 2016-2017 Season will open in October with Molière's classic French comedy, Tartuffe, translated by Richard Wilbur. Performances begin Friday, October 21 and continue through Sunday, October 30 in the Dow Arena Theatre.|
Orgon's household is under the influence of a seductive swindler named Tartuffe. This cunning con man, masquerading as a holy man, plans to dupe the gullible Orgon out of his fortune, his daughter, and his reputation. The pious grifter can do no wrong in his hosts eyes, yet everyone else in the household smells a rat. Just when the jig is up, Tartuffe ups the stakes and the charm. Tartuffe is a laugh-out-loud funny tale of deception, hypocrisy, and power that shish-kabobs false morality.
LAPC Theatre's production of Tartuffe will be directed by Shaheen Vaaz, who is setting the play (which was originally staged in 1664) in the late 1960s French countryside, moving the period ahead some 300 years.
Amir Khalighi will be featured in the title role, with Leah Foster as Elmire, Brian Felker as Orgon, Ben Landmesser as Cleante, Meagan Truxal as Dorine, Avita Broukhim as Madame Pernelle, Nickolas Caisse as Valere, Michelle Johnson as Marianne and Trevor Alkazian and Gregory Hanson alternating the role of Damis. The ensemble features Andrew Garcia, Sharihan Haddad, Vissolela Lucas, Rogelio Martinez and Ashley Segall. Sharai Bravo is the stage manager.
LAPC Theatres production will feature scenic design by Frederica Nascimento, costume design by Eileen Gizienski, lighting design by Michael Gend and sound design by Edward Salas.
Tartuffe will open in the Dow Arena Theatre on Friday, October 21 and continue through Sunday, Oct. 30. Performances times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are priced at $12 for students, $15 for seniors and $18 for general admission. Free parking is conveniently located in parking lot #6 on the Pierce College campus, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.
LAPC Theatres venues are fully accessible to those with mobile disabilities and hearing impairments.
Tartuffe will be followed in the upcoming 2016-2017 Season by August Wilsons Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Fences (in December), Joshua Harmons uproarious new comedy, Bad Jews (March/April, 2017) and the eight-time Tony Award-winning musical, Hairspray (May, 2017)
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 818-719-6488. Tickets may also be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com
LAPC Theatre Dow Arena Theatre (View)
6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
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