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Marin Theatre Company
397 Miller Ave. Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-388-5208
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Marin Theatre Company presents the internationally acclaimed Dell’Arte Company’s visually spectacular production of Tartuffe, an adaptation of the classic comedy written by Moliere in the 1600s. Using masks, monkeys, music and its trademark physical comedy, Dell’Arte takes on Tartuffe (Michael Fields), a religious charlatan who takes over a family’s life until the tables are turned by virtue of his own excesses. Considered one of Moliere’s most provocative and timeless works, it riffs on the theme of religious hypocrisy while delving into the comical belief that our own values are the only right ones—and if only others would behave as we do, the world would be a much better place. 

Tartuffe is directed by Guilio Cesare Perrone. The ensemble cast is rounded out by Deborah Taylor Barrera (Elmire), Adrian Mejia (Orgon, Flipotte), Dimiter D. Marinov (Cleante), Barbara Geary (Pernelle, Carina), David Ferney (Valere), Jackie Dandeneau (Mariane), Matthew Graham Smith (Damis, Loyal) and Keight Gleason (Dorine).

The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre is the North American center for the exploration, development, training and performance of the actor-creator. This year, it celebrates 32 years in Blue Lake, where students from around the world train among the majestic redwoods and rugged beauty of California’s North Coast. It is the only institution in the U.S. offering a full-time professional actor training program in physical theatre, through a one-year certificate program, and an accredited three year MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre. Over the past 30 years, it has attracted an international faculty and student body and trained performers from Europe, South and South East Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and North and South America. It also offers summer workshops, open training sessions, and Study Abroad programs in Bali and Denmark. For more, see www.dellarte.com.