The City Theatre Company
3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722     512-524-2870     info@citytheatreaustin.org
The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
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Now Playing!
April 7 - 30
Hypocrisy! Villainy! Betrayal!
What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?
The best of classic comedy reinvented at City Theatre this spring.

If it’s hypocrisy, greed, and seduction you’re looking for this spring, look no further
than Molière’s outrageous farce, Tartuffe. Under the religious cloak of piety, the
lecherous, menacing, arch-hypocrite title character schemes to marry his
benefactor’s daughter, seduce his wife, then defraud him of all he possesses.
Does the scoundrel succeed? Take your seat and find out in this exciting 42%
irreverent adaptation of one of the world’s greatest comedies.
The production runs April 7 – 30 at The City Theatre.

One is easily fooled by that which one loves. - Molière

Written over three hundred years ago, Tartuffe is arguably Moliere’s most famous
play. The classic has found a reinvention at City Theatre with an exciting new
stage adaptation that is even more fresh, lively, and hilarious. The play was first
written and performed privately for King Louis XIV in 1664. It was quickly banned,
however, when it caused an uproar within a prominent religious group. Declaring
Molière to be an “instrument of the devil,” the group clearly mistook the play’s aim
against hypocrisy to be an attack against religion itself. Having rewritten the play
in secret, Molière opened it again in 1667 under a new title, The Imposter, only to
have it banned again, this time by the Archbishop.  Finally, he was granted a
reprieve in 1669, and Tartuffe got its well-received premiere, going on to such
success and notoriety as one the best comedic plays ever written. With his satiric
commentary on society and for exploring eternal human foibles and obsessions,
Molière easily transformed French comedy and theatre. His quick-tongued wit,
incredible humor, and wildly dynamic, but easily identifiable characters, all inhabit
the world of Tartuffe.

Directed by City Theatre resident director Lindsay McKenna.

Featuring Mick D'Arcy, R. Michael Clinkscales,
Levi Gore, Taylor Flanagan, Carl Gonzales, Ashley Sauls,
Heather Bullard, Hannah Enright, Liz Waters,
Mark Jespersen, and Stephen Phillips.

SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
Molière’s TARTUFFE
April 7 – 30. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm.
The City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. 78722.
General Seating $15. Center Reserved $20-25. Thursday all seats $10.
Tickets at the door $20. Group and student discounts.
Tickets 512-524-2870 or info@citytheatreaustin.org