N.C. A&T Theatre Arts Program Presents “Tartuffe"

By Donna Bradby / 04/08/2024 College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 8, 2024) – The Theatre Arts Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University closes its season with “Tartuffe,” a comedy that was first banned in Paris in 1667 because of its cutting political and religious satire.

Often subtitled “The Hypocrite,” this French masterpiece written by Moliere, centers the titular character, Tartuffe, an imposter invited into the home of a wealthy French family. The man of the house, Orgon, is deceived by Tartuffe, who manipulates his host into believing he is a saintly, devout man of religious faith. Blinded by the deception, Orgon sacrifices the well-being of his wife and children to please his visitor.

Moliere’s cleverly crafted characters are intertwined in a series of comical situations and unlikely events punctuated with betrayal, seduction, and religious grandiosity. Under the direction of N.C. A&T’s classical theatre lecturer, Xulee Vanecia J, the play challenges audiences to consider the bigger questions on display in Tartuffe – faith, morality, and blind devotion – as they enjoy this hilarious comedy.

Performance Dates and Times:

Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 20 at 3 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 21 at 3 p.m.

Performance Location:

Paul Robeson Theatre on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University


Adults – $17

Senior citizens & non-A&T Students – $11

Children 12 and younger – $6

A&T students – free with Aggie One Card

For tickets, call 336-334-7749 or visit https://itzy.io/tartuffe.

Media Contact Information: dbbradby@ncat.edu

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