Tartuffe (full-length version)

Tartuffe (full-length version)
adapted by Timothy Mooney

Productions (36)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 105 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m, 2 either (12-15 actors possible: 4-7 f, 5-9 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Multiple entrances and exits and two hiding places.

Tartuffe (full-length version)
adapted by Timothy Mooney

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Productions (36)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 105 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m, 2 either (12-15 actors possible: 4-7 f, 5-9 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Multiple entrances and exits and two hiding places.

When the religious hypocrite Tartuffe ingratiates himself into the good graces of Orgon and his mother Mme. Pernelle, he is taken into their home and promised Orgon's daughter's hand in marriage (even as he secretly attempts to seduce Orgon's wife, Elmire). Everyone else in the family sees through Tartuffe's pose, and his machinations and hypocrisies are eventually exposed, but is it too late to save the family from eviction and to keep Orgon from being thrown in prison? Moliere's classic comedy satirizes religious hypocrisy, blind piety, and deceit, and this adaptation captures these themes in playful irreverent rhyme. (A short version of this play is also available.)

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Play Details

When the religious hypocrite Tartuffe ingratiates himself into the good graces of Orgon and his mother Mme. Pernelle, he is taken into their home and promised Orgon's daughter's hand in marriage (even as he secretly attempts to seduce Orgon's wife, Elmire). Everyone else in the family sees through Tartuffe's pose, and his machinations and hypocrisies are eventually exposed, but is it too late to save the family from eviction and to keep Orgon from being thrown in prison? Moliere's classic comedy satirizes religious hypocrisy, blind piety, and deceit, and this adaptation captures these themes in playful irreverent rhyme. (A short version of this play is also available.)

  • Comedy
  • 90 - 105 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m, 2 either (12-15 actors possible: 4-7 f, 5-9 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Multiple entrances and exits and two hiding places.

Published Reviews

"Accomplished and funny... Moliere would doubtless have enjoyed all of the contemporary guffaws that Mooney's irreverent version of this timeless comedy provokes from a modern audience."

Windy City Times

"Startlingly effective, assuredly paced, and very, very funny."

The Tech (MIT)

"[An] impressive original adaptation... Mooney has admirably bridged the centuries, staying true to the sense and semblance of Moliere while bringing the play a contemporary feel with minimal anachronism... He has a strong sense of story, meaning and character and serves them well."

News Sun

"Accomplished and funny... Moliere would doubtless have enjoyed all of the contemporary guffaws that Mooney's irreverent version of this timeless comedy provokes from a modern audience"

Chicago Tribune

"[Mooney's] language is a delight."

Deborah Klugman, LA Weekly

"A snappy new translation ... Mooney is quite skillful at massaging the iambs and bringing a contemporary twinkle to the choice of words and rhyme."

Hoyt Hilsman, Back Stage West

Production History

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Location
JAN 25, 2018 - JAN 27, 2017
East Union High
Manteca, CA United States
East Union High Manteca, CA United States
NOV 17, 2017 - NOV 19, 2017
Chaminade Julienne High School
Dayton, OH United States
Chaminade Julienne High School Dayton, OH United States
OCT 06, 2017 - OCT 14, 2017
American Heritage School
Delray Beach, FL United States
American Heritage School Delray Beach, FL United States
APR 20, 2017 - APR 29, 2017
Shakespeare Carolina
Charlotte, NC United States
Shakespeare Carolina Charlotte, NC United States
OCT 07, 2016 - OCT 15, 2016
College Of The Sequoias
Visalia, CA United States
College Of The Sequoias Visalia, CA United States
NOV 18, 2015 - NOV 22, 2015
University Of Nebraska Kearney
Kearney, NE United States
University Of Nebraska Kearney Kearney, NE United States
FEB 21, 2014 - FEB 25, 2014
Bingham High
South Jordan, UT United States
Bingham High South Jordan, UT United States
JAN 23, 2013 - JAN 26, 2013
Lincoln Black Box Theatre
San Jose, CA United States
Lincoln Black Box Theatre San Jose, CA United States
NOV 29, 2012 - DEC 09, 2012
Santa Monica College Theatre Arts
Santa Monica, CA United States
Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Santa Monica, CA United States
OCT 06, 2011 - OCT 09, 2011
University Of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK United States
University Of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK United States
APR 01, 2011 - APR 09, 2011
Scott High School Drama
Covington, KY United States
Scott High School Drama Covington, KY United States
OCT 27, 2010 - OCT 30, 2010
Cor Jesu Academy
St. Louis, MO United States
Cor Jesu Academy St. Louis, MO United States
APR 13, 2010 - APR 17, 2010
Ron Houston Center For The Performing Arts
Maryville, MO United States
Ron Houston Center For The Performing Arts Maryville, MO United States
FEB 11, 2010 - FEB 20, 2010
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL United States
Lake Forest College Lake Forest, IL United States
MAR 13, 2009 - MAR 15, 2009
Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield, MO United States
Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO United States
NOV 13, 2008 - NOV 15, 2008
Harley School
Rochester, NY United States
Harley School Rochester, NY United States
NOV 01, 2007 - NOV 03, 2007
Pella Community High School
Pella, IA United States
Pella Community High School Pella, IA United States
OCT 19, 2007 - OCT 19, 2007
Classical Magnet
Saratoga Springs, NY United States
Classical Magnet Saratoga Springs, NY United States
MAR 01, 2007 - MAR 04, 2007
Central Methodist University
Fayette, MO United States
Central Methodist University Fayette, MO United States
MAY 19, 2006 - MAY 28, 2006
The Globe Of The Great Southwest, Inc.
Odessa, TX United States
The Globe Of The Great Southwest, Inc. Odessa, TX United States
MAY 04, 2006 - MAY 14, 2006
Midland Community Theatre
Midland, TX United States
Midland Community Theatre Midland, TX United States
NOV 16, 2005 - NOV 19, 2005
Strongsville High School
Strongsville, OH United States
Strongsville High School Strongsville, OH United States
JAN 01, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI United States
Marquette University Milwaukee, WI United States
JAN 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, NE United States
Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE United States
JAN 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Actors Studio Bangsar
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Actors Studio Bangsar Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
JAN 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Lehman College-CUNY
Bronx, NY United States
Lehman College-CUNY Bronx, NY United States
JAN 01, 2004 - DEC 31, 2004
Heidleberg College
Tiffin, OH United States
Heidleberg College Tiffin, OH United States
JAN 01, 2003 - DEC 31, 2003
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH United States
Oberlin College Oberlin, OH United States
JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Clarion University
Clarion, PA United States
Clarion University Clarion, PA United States
JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Western Carolina University
Asheville, NC United States
Western Carolina University Asheville, NC United States
JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA United States
University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
Pasadena Shakespeare Company
Pasadena, CA United States
Pasadena Shakespeare Company Pasadena, CA United States
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI United States
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater, WI United States
JAN 01, 2000 - DEC 31, 2000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA United States
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA United States
JAN 01, 2000 - DEC 31, 2000
Grande Prairie Little Theatre
Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada
Grande Prairie Little Theatre Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada
JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
Stage Two Theatre
Highwood, IL United States
Stage Two Theatre Highwood, IL United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JAN 25, 2018 - JAN 27, 2017
East Union High
Manteca, CA United States
East Union High Manteca, CA United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JAN 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Actors Studio Bangsar
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Actors Studio Bangsar Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
Pasadena Shakespeare Company
Pasadena, CA United States
Pasadena Shakespeare Company Pasadena, CA United States
JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
Stage Two Theatre
Highwood, IL United States
Stage Two Theatre Highwood, IL United States