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Tartuffe

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02/17/15: Berkeley Rep Presents Tartuffe

Berkeley Rep Presents Tartuffe

Serrand and Epp reunite for revival of Molière’s edgy satire about religious hypocrisy

Berkeley Rep is proud to welcome back the beloved team of Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp for a provocative and powerful revival of Molière’s dark comedy about religious hypocrisy. In 1664 when it was first performed Tartuffe was one of the most controversial plays of its day and faced severe censorship. This modern interpretation—featuring a hypnotic Epp in the title role—is as intense and incisive as the day it was written and eternally relevant. A seemingly pious Tartuffe ingratiates himself to the wealthy Orgon, gaining access to the old man’s house and throwing his family into chaos. As Orgon falls for the scoundrel’s ruse, Tartuffe’s deceit takes a dangerous turn. Berkeley Rep audiences fell in love with the impish Epp and esteemed director Serrand with such legendary shows as The Miser and Figaro. Epp has also appeared at Berkeley Rep in Accidental Death of an Anarchist, A Doctor in Spite of Himself, and Don Juan Giovanni. Adapted by David Ball, Tartuffe is a co-production of South Coast Repertory, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Shakespeare Theatre Company. Tartuffe begins previews Friday, March 13, opens on Friday, March 20, and runs through Sunday, April 12. Press night for Tartuffe will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at 510 647–2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Lenne Klingaman (Mariane), Suzanne Warmanen (Dorine), and Christopher Carley (Valere) perform in a provocative revival of Molière’s Tartuffe, a dark comedy about religious hypocrisy.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Steven Epp (Tartuffe), Nathan Keepers (Laurent), and Sofia Jean Gomez (Elmire) perform in a provocative revival of Molière’s Tartuffe, a dark comedy about religious hypocrisy.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Luverne Seifert (Orgon), Steven Epp (Tartuffe), and Brian Hostenske (Damis) perform in a provocative revival of Molière’s Tartuffe, a dark comedy about religious hypocrisy.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Luverne Seifert (Orgon) and Steven Epp (Tartuffe) perform in a provocative revival of Molière’s Tartuffe, a dark comedy about religious hypocrisy.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Sofia Jean Gomez (Elmire) and Steven Epp (Tartuffe) perform in a provocative revival of Molière’s Tartuffe, a dark comedy about religious hypocrisy.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Nathan Keepers (Laurent), Steven Epp (Tartuffe), Todd Pivetti (Ensemble), and Suzanne Warmanen (Dorine) perform in a provocative revival of Molière’s Tartuffe, a dark comedy about religious hypocrisy.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Lenne Klingaman (Mariane) and Suzanne Warmanen (Dorine) take center stage in a provocative revival of Molière’s Tartuffe, a dark comedy about religious hypocrisy.

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(l to r) At Berkeley Rep, Michael Uy Kelly (Ensemble), Steven Epp (Tartuffe), and Todd Pivetti (Ensemble) perform in a provocative revival of Molière’s Tartuffe, a dark comedy about religious hypocrisy.

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Who

Written by Molière
Adapted by David Ball
Directed by Dominique Serrand

Featuring

Christopher Carley (Valere), Steven Epp (Tartuffe), Sofia Jean Gomez (Elmire), Brian Hostenske (Damis), Nathan Keepers (Laurent), Michael Uy Kelly (Ensemble), Lenne Klingaman (Mariane), Maria A. Leigh (Ensemble), Gregory Linington (Cleante), Becca Lustgarten (Ensemble), Michael Manuel (Madame Pernelle/Officer), Todd Pivetti (Ensemble), Luverne Seifert (Orgon), and Suzanne Warmanen (Dorine)

Creative team

Tom Buderwitz (co-scenic designer), Sonya Berlovitz (costume designer), Marcus Dilliard (lighting designer), and Corinne Carrillo (sound designer)

What

“As spellbinding as a deadly snake charmed from its basket…” That’s just one of the accolades for Steven Epp and Dominique Serrand’s provocative and enjoyable revival of Molière’s satire on religious hypocrisy.

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

March 13–April 12, 2015

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Special events

Low-cost previews

Friday 3/13, Saturday 3/14, Tuesday 3/17, and Thursday 3/19 @ 8pm
Sunday 3/15 and Wednesday 3/18 @ 7pm

Opening Night

Friday 3/20 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show dinner for donors at Bistro Liaison

Teen Night

Friday 3/13 @ 6:30pm

Free docent events

Docent talks before Tuesday and Thursday evening performances and discussions after all matinees

Post-play discussions

Friday 3/27, Tuesday 3/31, and Thursday 4/9 following the performance

Last Call

Friday 3/27 following the evening performance

Open captioned performance

Sunday 4/12 @ 2pm

How much

Premium: $49–79 · Section A: $39–67 · Section B: $29–55 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 10 or more, contact 510 647–2918 or groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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