TARTUFFE Online

co-presented with French Institute Alliance Française

in partnership with PPA and the LeFrak Center, Lakeside

Directed by Lucie Tiberghien

Translated by Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur

Starring

Raúl E. Esparza, Samira Wiley

With

Kaliswa Brewster, Toccarra Cash, Chris Henry Coffey,

Naomi Lorrain, Jared McNeill, Chloé Noble,

Jennifer Mudge, Rosemary Prinz, Carter Redwood

Producer: Garth Belcon

Production Designer: Kris Stone

Production Manager: Thyra Hartshorn

Video Programing and Technology Consultant: Andy Carluccio

Sound Designer/Composer: Paul Pinto

Animation: Emily Rawson and Jonathan Kokotajlo

Visual Director/Advisor: John Freeman

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In a New York Times Critic’s Pick headlined “When Tartuffe meets Trump, It’s Revolutionary,” Jesse Green raves, “This is an implicitly political Tartuffe, full of delight for our undelightful time.” Summarizing the production, he writes: “With allusions to the White House as well as Black Lives Matter, it tears down walls to rebuild a classic.”

"[Samira] Wiley makes a fine, dapper foil for Tartuffe’s [Raúl E. Esparza] excesses, gracefully charting how Orgon’s blissed-out gullibility crumbles into humiliated outrage."

- Observer Review

“We haven’t talked enough about how truly legendary Samira Wiley’s performance was in this. I have done (and seen) my fair share of genderbent/ genderblind classical theatre, and this show takes the cake!! #tartuesday”

- @BreatheMusicIn

“Just a moment to say this is such an amazing creation made by everyone who was a part of Molière in the Park it really feels like I'm seeing it live and even better feeling all these emotions together with everyone today #tartuesday"

 - @luvsickloser

Raul Esparza - Tartuffe

Raul Esparza - Tartuffe

Samira Wiley - Orgon

Samira Wiley - Orgon

Naomi Lorrain - Damis

Naomi Lorrain - Damis

Jared McNeill - Cléante

Jared McNeill - Cléante

Kaliswa Brewster - Marianne

Kaliswa Brewster - Marianne

Jenny Mudge - Dorine

Jenny Mudge - Dorine

Rosemary Prinz - Mme Pernelle

Rosemary Prinz - Mme Pernelle

Carter Redwood - Valère

Carter Redwood - Valère

Toccarra Cash - Elmire

Toccarra Cash - Elmire

Chris Coffey - Mr. Loyal/Officer

Chris Coffey - Mr. Loyal/Officer

This program was made possible through the generous support of the French Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

We thank our season major supporters: The de Groot Foundation, Samira Wiley, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Elizabeth and Jonathan Weiswasser.

We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:

ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS

AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS

SAG-AFTRA

through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.

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