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Xavier Players Present Tartuffe

02/07/11

Date:              19 January 2011

Contact:         Tracy MacMorine, Xavier Players, 513-745-3576                                             
                                                                                                                                                                               
 
Xavier Players Present Tartuffe
Classic Comedy of a Hypocritical Imposter
 
From February 17-20 at 7:30 p.m., Xavier Players will present Tartuffe by Molière and adapted by Timothy Mooney. The show is directed by special guest Tim Waldrip who has appeared on Broadway, television and film. Tickets cost $5 in advance and $7 day of the show. They can be purchased online now at https://xavier-players.ticketleap.com and by phone starting on February 1st at (513) 745-3939.
Religious hypocrite and overall con man Tartuffe manipulates his way into a well to do family’s good graces in this hilarious adaptation of Molière’s classic comedy. Tartuffe, the imposter, manages to take over the entire household by arranging his engagement to the daughter and secretly seducing the wife! When his schemes are finally exposed, will the family end up evicted, in prison, or a fate worse than these? Molière, a master of comedy, captures the themes of hypocrisy, blind piety and deceit in playful irreverent rhyme. The audience will laugh out loud as they recognize these themes are as relevant today as they were back in 1664 when the play was originally written.
 
Xavier Players just returned from a successful invited appearance at the American College Theatre Festival, where they performed their production of Spooky Dog and the Teenage Mysteries to great acclaim.
 
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Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. Founded in 1831, the university is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks it No. 3 among master’s-level universities in the Midwest, and The Princeton Review names it as one of the “Best 373 Colleges in America.”