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The last date listed for Tartuffe was Sunday July 5, 2015 / 7:30pm.
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Featured review from ritaRed Velvet
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I'd give this 41/2 stars because the show veered occasionally into camp, but overall, the production was mesmerizing. Tartuffe is positively reptilian, and his servants also perfectly convey the sleaze and corruption inherent in their master with carefully choreographed accompaniments to onstage action. (One servant in particular (the one with the half-Mohawk) reminded me of Alan Cummings in Cabaret). The story shows the damage wrought by hypocrisy and pride, and the actors do a masterful job of bringing the characters to life. Definitely worth seeing.
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"The Music Man" is also about a con man, although in that case one with redeeming qualities. Tartuffe is a one-dimensional scoundrel. None of the characters had any subtlety or complexity. The show is supposed to be a comedy, but except for the...continued
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