Ensemble cast brings new life to comedy classic
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North Lake College (NLC) Theatre Company will present Molière's comedy Tartuffe on March 26-29 in the Performance Hall. The show begins at 8 p.m. nightly and is free to the public.
Exploring themes of hypocrisy and ambition, Tartuffe is about a devious con man that poses as a devoted priest to try and manipulate a pious family. Tartuffe’s ambition for his own success and riches, however, is threatened by his uncontrollable lust.
“Good literature from any time period still relates,” says Director Alice Butler, describing how modern audiences still identify with the 350-year-old comedy classic. “People come to see Tartuffe because they want to laugh. And they will.”
Made up of 18 actors and equally large crew, the NLC Theatre Company is an ensemble, meaning all cast members work together on the behalf of the production, rather than highlighting individual performances. This unified approach creates a rich, layered performance for the audience. It is also in line with the collaborative approach North Lake emphasizes in the arts.
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