In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Molière’s birth, Wild Rice’s “Tartuffe: The Imposter” remains trenchantly relevant today, in a world populated by scam artists and false prophets.
Written and first performed by Molière, who was and still is among the most celebrated French playwrights in history, Wild Rice’s new adaptation will breathe new life into this sardonic comedy with their signature vibrancy.
A poignant commentary on hypocrisy, blind faith and moral outrage, Tartuffe explores themes that are as relevant to us today as they were almost four centuries ago. The lead characters – and much of the plot, really – are driven by layers of hidden agendas, with repeated motifs of manipulation and untruths appearing throughout the play.
Wild Rice’s adaptation is written by the critically acclaimed Joel Tan and directed by Wild Rice’s Co-Artistic Director Glen Goei. Tartuffe will star Wild Rice’s Founding Artistic Director Ivan Heng, in the role of Argon, alongside brilliant actors such as Pam Oei, Oon Shu An, Jo Tan, Shane Mardjuki, Brendon Fernandez, Benjamin Chow, and newcomer Dennis Sofian.
“Tartuffe: The Imposter” will play at The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice, Funan from 7 April to 1 May.
Tickets are now available via SISTIC here, R18