Tartuffe

From 20 september 2014 to 16 february 2015
Running time : environ 2h15 sans entracte
Salle Richelieu

Orgon and his mother, Madame Pernelle, swear by Tartuffe, a self-proclaimed man of piety who lives off their generosity. The other family members share the sentiments of the housemaid Dorine, who is outraged by the sway the clergyman holds over her master. They scheme to find a way to convince Orgon that Tartuffe is a hypocrite of the worst kind. Orgon remains unequally unmoved by the warnings of his brother Cléante and the entreaties of Mariane––the daughter he has promised in marriage to the impostor. It will take all the cunning of Orgon’s wife Elmire for him to finally open his eyes to Tartuffe’s intentions. As the latter is on the point of being driven from the house, he brandishes a deed that names him as the new owner. It is only a royal intervention, a veritable Deus ex machina, that saves the family from ruin in the end.