Theatre UNCA to Perform Molière’s “Tartuffe”
Mon, 02/20/2012 - 3:36pm
Theatre UNCA will stage Molière’s 1664 satiric comedy, “Tartuffe,” with seven performances from March 22–31 in the university’s Carol Belk Theatre. “Tartuffe” is the story of a con man pretending to be a religious figure, and the family he tricks.
The all-student cast is led by senior Will Storrs who is making the role of Tartuffe a family tradition. His father, Rob Storrs, now adjunct assistant professor of Drama at UNC Asheville, starred as Tartuffe in the university’s 1973 production.
Scott Walters, associate professor of Drama, will direct. Associate Professor Rob Berls, as set designer, is converting the Carol Belk Theatre into a modified proscenium stage rather than theater-in-the-round for this production. Period costumes will be designed by Carol Blanchard, whose work has been featured in more than 200 productions at major theaters in Chicago and the Midwest.
Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, March 25. General admission tickets are $10; $8 for seniors and UNC Asheville faculty; and $5 for students. Tickets are available online, at the box office one hour before curtain, or by calling 828.232.2291. For tickets and information, visit drama.unca.edu.