Hawaii Pacific University to Present Moliere's TARTUFFE, 11/15-12/8

November 1
2:02 PM 2013

One of Moliere's most famous comedies, Tartuffe is considered a classic of Western Theatre. First performed in 1664, it satirizes religious hypocrisy using some of the most memorable characters to take the stage. The title character, a wily opportunist and swindler, easily captivates aristocrat Orgon to the potential ruin of his wealth, position, and the virtues of his wife and daughter. It is only through the cunning intervention of his servants and family that Orgon is finally able to see through Tartuffe's plots.This entertaining story, excellently told, is sure to delight!

The cast includes:
MADAME PERNELLE, Mother of Orgon - Lynn Weir
ORGON, husband of Elmire - David Starr
ELMIRE, wife of Orgon - Melinda Maltby
DAMIS, Son of Orgon - Joel Kado
MARIANE, daughter of Orgon, in love with Valère - Miina Huotari
VALÈRE, in love with Mariane - Nick Barnum
TARTUFFE, a religious fraud - Rob Duval
CLÉANTE, brother-in-law of Orgon - Stu Hirayama
DORINE, Mariane's maid - Becky Maltby
M. LOYAL, a bailiff - Ron Heller
FLIPOTTE, Madame Pernelle's servant - Rachel Funk Heller

The performance will be held Wednesdays through Sundays (no show on Thanksgiving) at 7:30 PM, and Sunday Matinees at 4:30 PM. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for Students, Seniors (62+), Military, HPU Faculty and Staff, and $5 for HPU students. Discounts are available for Wednesday and Thursday shows. Order online at www.hpu.edu/theatre or call the box office at 808-375-1282. Hawai'i Pacific University's Paul and Vi Loo Theatre is located on the windward Hawai'i Loa campus at 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, directly across from the Pali Golf course entrance. Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited.

Photo: Left: Rob Duval, Right: David Starr. Photo Credit: Malia Leinau.

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