- Canadian Stage, Crow’s Theatre,
Groundling Theatre Company,
David Versus Goliath Productions
present the Stratford Festival production
- Molière, translated by Ranjit Bolt
- Chris Abraham
- Jan 13 - Jan 27, 2019
Crow’s is thrilled to join Canadian Stage, Groundling Theatre Company and David Versus Goliath Productions in the presentation of the Stratford Festival’s 2017 hit Tartuffe as part of Canadian Stage’s season at the Bluma Appel Theatre. Directed by Crow’s Artistic Director Chris Abraham, Tartuffe is led by a tour-deforce performance from regular collaborator (and star of The Wedding Party) Tom Rooney.
By taking the homeless and holy-seeming Tartuffe under his roof, the wealthy bourgeois Orgon thinks he is harbouring a pillar of piety. But in fact, Orgon is the one who has been taken in- by a ruthless hypocrite and con artist. With Orgon determined to marry his daughter to Tartuffe- and blind to the latter’s lecherous designs on his wife- it is up to the rest of the household to expose the fraudster. But revealing the truth, it turns out, entails dangers of its own.
I've never seen a funnier Tartuffe than this one ... a shameless laugh-fest - The Globe and Mail ★★★★
Hilarious performances from a stacked Stratford Festival cast led by the sublime Tom Rooney ... a big hit. - Toronto Star ★★★★