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Pepperdine Theatre Department Stages Moliere’s Comedy of Manners Tartuffe
Pepperdine’s Fine Arts Division Theatre Department will perform Jean-Baptiste Moliere's comedy of manners Tartuffe from Tuesday, Oct. 2, through Saturday, Oct. 6, bringing to life Richard Wilbur’s English translation of the French classic. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, at the Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, Malibu.
In Tartuffe, the sanctimonious and duplicitous title character insinuates himself into the home of a wealthy man—whose daughter he tries to marry, whose wife he tries to seduce, and whose property he tries to steal, all under the guise of piety.
The play will be performed in Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur's brilliant English translation, which features rhyming couplets in a remarkable interpretation of the 1664 original.
Jason Chanos directs the Pepperdine student cast, including George Kovalenko in the title role, Courtney Buchan, Bela Comerford, Constance Egli, Rudy Giron, Marina Moore, Ryan Napier, Dino Nicandros, Jesse Perez, Lauren Rideau, Michael Thomas-Visgar, and Anna Tullis.
The play is presented as part of Pepperdine's Mary Pickford-Stotsenberg Performances series. No late seating is allowed. There will be a Q&A with the cast and director following the Wednesday performance.
Tickets, priced at $15 for the public, $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, and $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff, are on sale now through the Pepperdine Center for the Arts Box Office at (310) 506-4522. Tickets for the general public are also available through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787.
For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website.