Tartuffe (Postponed)

Why has this show been postponed? 

To support the recent COVID- 19 preparedness efforts of the University of Utah, performances, screenings, exhibitions, events, and shows for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester will not take place.

Our final mainstage theatre production of Tartuffe that was set for March 27 - April 5 is postponed until late August. Exact performance dates and schedules are still being worked out, so we encourage everyone to stay tuned for future announcements on our website and social media pages.

We apologize to every person that was looking forward to the performance. If you purchased tickets in advance, you will be receiving a full refund from our ticket office which may take 7 – 10 business days to process. Please email the department if you are not seeing a refund past this date. We’ll make new tickets available for purchase when the final performance dates are scheduled.

We couldn’t be prouder of the work our student cast and crew put in this semester. From the intricate set to the costumes to the production to the amazing comedic performances, this will be a fantastic show.

Read the recent blog post about how the University and CFA COVID- 19 response will affect the Department of Theatre here.

Thank you to everyone that has and will continue to support our department’s mission.

Visit the University of Utah’s official Coronavirus: COVID- 19  web page to learn more about the current response plans, public safety messaging and student resources.

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Tartuffe, or The Impostor, or The Hypocrite.

Vice becomes virtue in Molière’s timeless satire of religious hypocrisy—or is it the other way around? Falling under the spell of sly con artist Tartuffe, wealthy bourgeois Orgon risks his estate and his family to harbor the pious-seeming vagabond; but when their guest finally reveals his true colors, the household is thrown into chaos.

Ranjit Bolt’s dynamic and clever translation looks at Molière’s dark comedy through a contemporary lens that explores how truth becomes blurred in the quest for power.