Blind admiration for a questionable character turns a wealthy family’s life upside down in Molière’s classic “Tartuffe,” at Collin College’s Black Box Theatre, Dec. 7-11, 2022.
A satire by one of France’s greatest writers, “Tartuffe” follows a con man who works his way into a family’s life by pretending to speak with divine authority. While some in the family see through Tartuffe’s pious nature, the head of household is taken in, leading to unfortunate and comedic consequences.
The play, first performed in 1669, is presented in verse with translation by Richard Wilbur. The Collin College Theatre Department production is directed by Joanne Zipay, who founded and served as artistic director of New York City’s Judith Shakespeare Company for 20 years, from 1995-2015.