Thursday, October 25, 2012

'Tartuffe' opens UIS theatre season

A comedy by “France’s Shakespeare” this weekend kicks off the 2012-13 season of plays presented by the University of Illinois Springfield theatre program.

“Tartuffe,” a 17th-century farce by Moliere about the machinations of a religious fraud, will be presented in a contemporary setting in an English translation that preserves the poetic nature of the 350-year-old French script, said director Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson.

“The text is translated from French into English rhyming couplets,” said Thibodeaux-Thompson, associate professor of theatre at UIS. “It’s a blend of modern colloquial language with poetry.”

“Tartuffe” (comedy)
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Nov. 1-3; 2 p.m. Sunday. Preview/dress rehearsal 7:30 p.m. today. 
  • Where: UIS Studio Theatre, lower level, Public Affairs Center, University of Illinois Springfield 
  •  Tickets: $6 (age 17 and under), $8 (college/university students with ID), $10 (UIS faculty/staff), $12 (age 65 and older), and $14 (adults), available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Sangamon Auditorium box office or by calling 206-6160.
The play was featured by the State Journal-Register on October 25, 2012.

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