Steampunk Tartuffe: Moliere's Comedy Updated by Boho
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The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture teenage troubles at their worst, from "Woe Is Me" to "My Unfortunate Erection (Chip's Lament)." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book. Learn More
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Though it didn't really have anything specific to do with the plot, the costuming was great and it added an element of whimsicality to the whole affair. The actors were all fantastic and really got into their parts, especially the maid, Dorine, played by Saren Nofs-Snyder. I highly recommend going!
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Incredibly old play, done in a fairly contemporary way through the use of music and costumes. Great acting. Very unique setting where the audience was basically part of the stage. Loved the intimate setting also. Very funny and well done.
Though the rest of the family goes to hilarious lengths to show Orgon the error of his ways and expel Tartuffe from their home, the con man always seems to be one step ahead of them. BoHo Theatre boldly sets its production of Tartuffe in a Steampunk setting, highlighting how alienating and strange a changing world can be.
About the Ticket Supplier: Bohemian Theatre Ensemble
Creating theatre that incorporates the arts as a whole -- Art for art's sake.
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Truth -- That which is at the core of all things good and soulful
Beauty -- The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. -Aristotle
Freedom -- Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. -Camus
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