Translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur

Directed by Richard Baird
March 6 – March 31, 2024

Molière’s TARTUFFE, acknowledged as one of the most enduring comedic masterpieces in the theatrical canon, is given an astonishingly clever translation by two-time Pulitzer Prize poet Richard Wilbur. The charlatan Tartuffe worms his way into a wealthy family causing disruption and pandemonium. With wicked precision and brilliantly rhyming verses, this highly satiric comedy skewers religious hypocrisy, duplicity, lust, and self-inflicted chaos. Lovers of classic theatre and ingenious wordplay will not want to miss this inventively entertaining evening. This production will transfer to Laguna Playhouse, this exciting take on a classic, is not to be missed!

This production is made possible in part by the generous support of our lead production sponsor Darlene Marcos Shiley.




What the Critics Say

  • A rollicking evening of grace and fun.

    -New York Newsday

  • Stylish, bright, saucy.

    -New York Journal-American

  • An astonishingly delightful romp.

    -New York Post