The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Extends TARTUFFE
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2018 season opening production, Tartuffe, will extend its run after much critical and audience acclaim. The French masterpiece directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte began performances on May 16 and will now play until June 10. A "superb production that will whet your appetite for more," as declared by NJ Arts Maven, Tartuffe's final performance will now be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10.
"We're thrilled that the response to Tartuffe has been so enthusiastic that we can offer an extra week of performances to our audience base. Patrons will have seven new performance options to see this wonderful cast in this brilliant comedy by Molière," saidArtistic Director Bonnie J. Monte.
Renowned translator Richard Wilbur brings Molière's play to vibrant life for English-speaking audiences. Veteran company member Brent Harris plays the title role and is joined by STNJ favorites Patrick Toon and Victoria Mack, as well as two-time Tony Award nominee, Vivian Reed. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue in Madison by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org.
Tartuffe, the consummate con man, hypocrite, and womanizer, meets his match under Molière's deft pen. A masterpiece of biting social commentary brilliantly enclosed in a swirl of witty verse, outrageous characters, and delightful machinations; the 17th century family featured in this serious comedy will feel very familiar to 21st century Americans.