Molière’s magic at Baxter

2017-04-11 06:00

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Classic comedy is coming to the Baxter next week with an acclaimed production of Molière’s Tartuffe.

Directed by the award-winning Sylvaine Strike of the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company, with translation by Richard Wilbur, it is presented at the Baxter Flipside from Tuesday 19 April to Saturday 29 April at 19:30, with selected matinées at 14:00.

Molière is regarded as one of the masters of comedy. Strike once again brings her winning signature directorial style to this theatre classic.

Making his long-awaited return to the stage, Neil McCarthy (Born in the RSA) plays Orgon, with Khutjo Green (Animal farm) as his wife Elmire. Craig Morris (Johnny Boskak is feeling funny) takes on the title role of Tartuffe, and theatre stalwart Vanessa Cooke plays the housekeeper, ­Dorine. Other cast members include Anele Situlweni, Vuyelwa Maluleke, Adrian Alper, William Harding and Camilla Waldman.

Exploring the way in which people are easily manipulated by symbols of power and honeyed words, Tartuffe is one of Molière’s masterpieces, an uneasy comedy with a potent message.

Controversial when it was first performed in 1664, the play was closed down, censored, and Molière questioned by the religious authorities of the time, who saw in it an audacious critique of hypocrisy within the church.

There is an age restriction of 16 years.

V Book at Computicket. For discounted corporate, schools or block bookings, charities or fundraisers, contact Sharon on 021 680 3962 or sharon.ward@uct.ac.za.

Classic comedy is coming to the Baxter next week with an acclaimed production of Molière’s Tartuffe.

Directed by the award-winning Sylvaine Strike of the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company, with translation by Richard Wilbur, it is presented at the Baxter Flipside from Tuesday 19 April to Saturday 29 April at 19:30, with selected matinées at 14:00.

Molière is regarded as one of the masters of comedy. Strike once again brings her winning signature directorial style to this theatre classic.

Making his long-awaited return to the stage, Neil McCarthy (Born in the RSA) plays Orgon, with Khutjo Green (Animal farm) as his wife Elmire.

Craig Morris (Johnny Boskak is feeling funny) takes on the title role of Tartuffe, and theatre stalwart Vanessa Cooke plays the housekeeper, ­Dorine. Other cast members include Anele Situlweni, Vuyelwa Maluleke, Adrian Alper, William Harding and Camilla Waldman.

Exploring the way in which people are easily manipulated by symbols of power and honeyed words, Tartuffe is one of Molière’s masterpieces, an uneasy comedy with a potent message.

Controversial when it was first performed in 1664, the play was closed down, censored, and Molière questioned by the religious authorities of the time, who saw in it an audacious critique of hypocrisy within the church.

There is an age restriction of 16 years.

V Book at Computicket. For discounted corporate, schools or block bookings, charities or fundraisers, contact Sharon on 021 680 3962 or sharon.­ward@uct.ac.za.

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