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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 07:46 pm

Comedy of heir-ors


Tartuffe opens at University of Illinois Springfield Studio Theater Oct. 26 igniting the 2012-2013 season for the UIS theater department. Six performances showcase this comedy by Moliere, twice banned in the 17th century as sacrilegious, and brought to light in a contemporary translation by Ranjit Bolt. Subtitled, “The Hypocrite,” the play focuses on a religious fraud, Tartuffe, who slyly dupes a wealthy merchant, Orgon, into signing over to him his estate, and even his daughter. UIS Associate Professor of Theatre Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson directs. Buy tickets in person at Sangamon Auditorium ticket office to avoid a higher service charge. More details on the play can be found at

Friday and Saturday,
Oct. 26-27, Nov. 2-3, 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2pm
Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30pm
UIS Studio Theatre
$14 adults, $12 seniors, $8 college students