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LCC Theatre offers comedy, 'Tartuffe'

Tartuffe play

Cast members in the upcoming production of "Tartuffe" include Samantha Hall-Leonhardt as Damis and Chris Howe as Tartuffe. Courtesy photo

Chloe Gregg

By Chloe Gregg
Editor in Chief

LCC Performing Arts has a brand new show, “Tartuffe,” coming to the Black Box Theatre starting April 12.

A theatrical comedy, “Tartuffe” will be showing every night at 8 p.m. from Wednesday, April 12 to Saturday, April 15. There will also be a single showing on Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m.

Opening night is a “pay-what-you-can fundraiser” for the Theatre Scholarship Fund to help future theatre students.

For the other shows, tickets will be sold at the door and range from $5 for students to $15 for general admission. Tickets can also be purchased here.

Ticket vouchers for a free ticket for students can also be picked in the StarZone of the Gannon Building. Students can present the voucher to admissions in order to see the play.

Blake Bowen, the director of “Tartuffe,” said the show is a French play that was written by Moliere and first produced in 1664. “Tartuffe” was one of the most famous plays written by Moliere, and was often compared to Shakespeare for its historical impact on the theatre.

“I’m most excited to see this play performed in front of a live audience,” Bowen said. “Our actors and designers have worked incredibly hard to present a funny and thoughtful piece that patrons will thoroughly enjoy.

“The costumes, designed by Chelle Peterson and constructed with the help of LCC students, are breathtaking and worth the price of admission alone.”

“Tartuffe” follows a con artist by the same name. Tartuffe presents himself as someone he is not, in order to gain more power and wealth.

“We see this every day in modern society,’ Bowen said. “We have politicians fabricating entire biographies and getting elected based on lies. We have celebrities whose image is carefully constructed by a team that profits from that sense of fame. We also do this on a micro level in our day to day lives.

“Do you act the same way in front of your friends as you do your family? Coworkers? When you’re alone? All of us change roles based on what we want to get out of the situation we find ourselves (in) and the people surrounding us.”

For more information on LCC Performing Arts and its upcoming events, visit the website here.

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