What You'll Get
- $10 for one general-admission ticket (up to $20 value)
- A Doll’s House dates: Friday, October 21, at 8 p.m. or Saturday, October 22, at 2 p.m.
- Tartuffe dates: Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m. or Sunday, October 23, at 2 p.m.
A Doll’s House and Tartuffe
As part of the company’s Classic Fest, Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents two of the world’s most famous plays, Tartuffe (directed by Jason Morgan) and A Doll’s House (directed by Sharon Benge). While both plays contain adult themes, there is no outright cursing, so either show may still be appropriate for mature children.
A Doll’s House
Henrik Ibsen threw a monkey wrench into the societal machine when he unleashed A Doll’s House in 1897. The tale of Nora, a woman on the verge of abandoning her husband and children to embark on a life of her own, challenged 19th-century standards with its unflinching portrayal of a splintering marriage and its complete evisceration of patriarchy. Further upending expectations, EgoPo’s take on A Doll’s House is a crafty revision in which a thirteen-year-old actress, packing a particular set of toys and a doll’s house, demolishes Ibsen’s tour de force, giving birth to a new incarnation of Nora.
On the outside, Tartuffe is a pious houseguest preoccupied with faith and good deeds, prompting the wealthy Orgon to invite him into his mansion. But in reality, he is a conman, and as the stark contrast between what he preaches and what he practices inspires laughs from the audience, he’s busily swindling his way into Orgon’s flush inheritance. Banned after its premiere by King Louis XIV, who was worried that it made the upper class look foolish, Molière’s classic comedy has gone on to become one of the most lauded and performed theatrical comedies in the world—while its title character has become synonymous with outrageous hypocrisy.
The Fine Print
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