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20 November 2008

Joseph Mask (under the table), Kelli Moore (on the table), and Adam Fulmer (behind the table) star in the JSU Drama Department's production of Tartuffe, now playing at the Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center. (Photos by Jan Rhodes)


JSU Drama Presents
Moliere's Comedy, "Tartuffe"

The wealthy Orgon and his mother see what they want to see. They think that Tartuffe, a beggar, is a fine and upstanding man of the cloth. However, Orgon's wife and children see through the pretense and try to convince him that Tartuffe is not what he seems. Sadly, Orgon is not persuaded and almost loses everything to this trickster. Were it not for the emissary from King Louis XIV, who saves the day, Orgon might well have lost everything.

This is a relevant play for today as we examine the evil which can be committed in the guise of religious fervor and the dangers that imperil those who believe only what they choose to believe.

WHERE: Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center, Mainstage
Corner of Church and Eleventh

WHEN: November 20, 21, 22 at 7 p.m.
and November 23 at 2 p.m.

HOW MUCH: Adult tickets $10; Senior citizen & JSU Personnel $8;
Students, military and children $5
MasterCard, Visa, and Discover accepted

RESERVATIONS: Paid Reservations - Call 256-782-5648

INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES: Moliere's famous farce of hypocrisy and manipulation is told with biting wit and escalating absurdity. Themes of sexuality are present, but there is no profanity. Best enjoyed by ages twelve and up with some exposure to Moliere's language.


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