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Masque Alfresco presents “Tartuffe”
July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 6, 2017
Masque Alfresco presents
Commedia dell’Arte Adaptation of Moliere’s most famous play
July 21 – August 6, 2017
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 7 pm
George Rogers Park Memorial Garden
In front of the Iron Foundry
Tartuffe is Moliere’s most famous play, yet when it premiered in 1664, right-wing extremists immediately banned it because it satirizes a wealthy merchant in the clutches of Tartuffe, a religious conman. The entire household becomes dysfunctional, with everyone contorting, conniving and scheming, as they must to survive in the face of hypocrisy. Masque Alfresco presents its brand-new adaptation of this classic-yet-timely play as a family-friendly comedy their 2017 Summer Park Tour, their 16th season. The play is directed by Fayra Teeters, and features Drammy-Award winning Kenneth Dembo, Jonas D. Israel, Rian Turner, Athena McElrath, KJ McElrath, and Samie Pfeifer. Masque Alfresco promises their renowned use of slapsticks, broad physical comedy schtick, colorful period costumes, plus original musical interludes.
Everyone is invited to enjoy this FREE event: Bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnics – and your funny bone!
This production is funded in part by a Clackamas County Cultural Coalition Project Grant