September 11 – November 1, 2015
City Garage continues its tradition of ribald, contemporary versions of Molière’s classic comedies with a new take on his masterpiece about religious hypocrisy, Tartuffe.
Welcome to the glitzy, gaudy Beverly Hills mansion of the delightfully deluded businessman Orgon Pernelle. He rescues a homeless hustler from the street who pretends to be a pious preacher, but his family sees what he doesn’t see: a masterly con-man. His trophy wife, his rebellious, spoiled children, and his naughty maid all want the cunning pervert to be thrown out. Step by step, the imposter Tartuffe seduces his victim until the man is ready to sign over everything he owns to him—all in the name of purifying himself spiritually! Will Tartuffe get away with it or will the family expose his evil scheme?
Fourth Sunday Q&A:
After the Sunday, October 4 matinee, please join us for an informal discussion with the cast and creators of City Garage’s Tartuffe.
September 11, 2015—November 1, 2015
This project is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Santa Monica Arts Commission; and the Wells Fargo Foundation.