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About the Huntington Theatre Company

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The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis with plans to convert our current theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.


About the Play

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“Devious Tartuffe charms his way into Orgon’s household and schemes to marry his daughter, seduce his wife, and run off with the family’s fortune. Orgon remains entranced despite the appalling evidence of Tartuffe’s behavior – will he see through this con man before it’s too late? Molière spins religious piety and hypocrisy into high comedy in this hilarious and biting satire, one of the world’s great plays.” - Huntington Theatre Company

Tartuffe, or The Impostor, or The Hypocrite first performed in 1664, is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière. The characters of Tartuffe, Elmire, and Orgon are considered among the greatest classical theatre roles.

As a result of Molière's play, contemporary French and English both use the word "tartuffe" to designate a hypocrite who ostensibly and exaggeratedly feigns virtue, especially religious virtue. The play is written entirely in 1,962 twelve-syllable lines of rhyming couplets.

Don’t miss Huntington’s production of Tartuffe, on stage from Nov. 10 to Dec. 10. Center members will benefit from an exclusive discount code. Call reception for additional information.
http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2017-2018/tartuffe/


About Peter DuBois, Huntington Theatre Artistic Director

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Peter DuBois is in his tenth season as Artistic Director at the Huntington where his directing credits include Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music. His West/End London credits include Sex with Strangers and Rapture, Blister, Burn (Hampstead Theatre), All New People with Zach Braff (Duke of York's Theatre), and Becky Shaw (Almeida Theatre). His New York credits include The Power of Duff with Greg Kinnear (New York Stage and Film).





About Charles Haugland, Dramaturge

Charles Haugland manages Artistic Programs and Dramaturgy for the Huntington Theatre Company. At the Huntington, he has dramaturged for writers including Lydia Diamond, Gina Gionfriddo, Craig Lucas, Kirsten Greenidge, Ryan Landry, Melinda Lopez, Stephen Karam, Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, and others. He has guest lectured on dramaturgy at Boston University, Tufts University, Suffolk University, and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.


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Thursday, July 16, 2020 6:00 PM To 6:40 PM

Let’s prolong the Fête de la Musique, bring us back to Bastille Day times, and reflect on the drama of being a talented musician girl in a society which is not ready to allow you to shine. Join Barbara for an online discussion after you watch - at your leisure - Nannerl, la Soeur de Mozart.

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Start your day with a breakfast at La Voile Newbury!

Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:00 AM To 10:30 AM

What a better way to start the weekend? Join us at La Voile to experience a true Parisian breakfast en terrasse! You will enjoy some croissants and pains au chocolat while conversing with your fellow French lovers.

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Monday, July 20, 2020 9:00 AM To 10:00 AM

Wanted to practice meditation but could never find the time? Solve the problem while practicing from the comfort of your home. Our French teacher Maïté will guide your practice via Zoom.

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