Tartuffe

by  Jean Baptiste Moliere, Luis Muñoz, Charles Jeffries

Short Play, Comedy  /  8m, 7f

So virtuous is Tartuffe that every form of pleasure is an abomination to him. Orgon, a rich merchant, is completely duped by the ruse and watches approvingly as the cunning Tartuffe "reforms" his whole family. 

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  • Cast Size

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    8m, 7f
  • Suggested Use

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    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material

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So virtuous is Tartuffe that every form of pleasure is an abomination to him. Orgon, a rich merchant, is completely duped by the ruse and watches approvingly as the cunning Tartuffe "reforms" his whole family. So besotted is the merchant that he even plans to give Tartuffe his fortune, his house, and finally his daughter! Orgon's wife finally exposes Tartuffe for the rogue he is -- and her husband for being a gullible fool. By the time Orgon sees the light, only the courts can insure justice. This clever adaptation of the Moliere classic calls for an energetic ensemble. Moliere's greatest work is expertly adapted for one-act competition by the authors of The Beggar's Opera, The Merry Wives of Winsor, Volpone.
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: A stopover for the Comedy Italienne on the stage of the Hotel de Bourgogne in Paris, France.

Casting

8m, 7f
MME. PERNELLE - Orgon's mother.
FLIPOTE - her maid.
DOREEN - a maid in Orgon's house.
DAMIS - Orgon's son.
MARIANNE - his sister.
ELMIRE - Orgon's preseent wife.
ORGON
VALERIE - in love with Marianne.
TARTUFFE - a hypocrite.
LAURENT - assistant hypocrite.
LOYAL - Officer of the King/Servant.
FOUR SERVANTS (two male and two female).
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Casting Notes

The four servants are two male and two female.

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Authors

Jean Baptiste Moliere

Jean Baptiste Moliere

Luis Muñoz

Luis Muñoz

Charles Jeffries

Charles Jeffries

Tartuffe was originally produced by MacArthur High School, in San Antonio Texas in the spring of 1988 for the Texas U.I.L. One-Act Play Competition. It was directed by Charles Jeffries and Luis Munoz.

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