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Tartuffe

Theatre Unleashed in association with Mad Magpie presents Tartuffe.  Opening March 15.

Directed by Jeff Soroka

Theatre Unleashed opens its 2014 season with one of the greatest and most controversial satires of all time, Tartuffe. The religious fraud Tartuffe has fooled the wealthy but naive Orgon, who is ready to award him his daughter’s hand in marriage. But the wily and wicked “imposter” has his sights set on even loftier goals, including seducing his host’s wife, ruining the family name and taking over the household. Molière’s signature work, using Ranjit Bolt’s daring and dynamite translation, is aggressively presented by classics master director Jeff Soroka, who explores in rapid-fire fashion the themes of obsession, control, gullibility, the absurdity of zealotry and above all, hypocrisy.

March 15 – April 19, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Sundays, 7 p.m.

The Belfry Stage
Upstairs @ The Crown
11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood

Tickets $20

 

Playing Nice in the Sandbox

Can I contribute too?

We are now about four weeks into rehearsals for The Divine Madness of Isabella. The show centers on Isabella Andreini, a 16th century actress of the commedia dell’Arte. Usually around the time I say that, I see people’s eyes glaze over. But the play is about many familiar things: making choices that disappoint our fathers, arguing with our spouses and BFFs, doing things that scare us because people depend on us, and that moment of inspiration when it all comes together. Read more