“Tartuffe” a classic and well-loved French comedy is being performed by the Sterling College theatre department at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 3, 4 and 5 in Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus.
Moliere’s “Tartuffe” is a story that is set in seventeenth century Paris, and focuses on how a good deed done by Orgon, played by Houston Smith of Kingman, Kan., goes horribly wrong when Tartuffe, an imposter who uses false piety for his own gain, takes advantage of him. All the while Orgon’s family tries to stop him fearing they will lose all their possessions.Tartuffe is played by Marcus Mull, senior, the son of David and Sandy Mull of Great Bend.
There will also be a Sterling College Theatre Workshop for high school theatre and English classes. The workshop will be at 9:30 a.m. on March 5 and at 1 p.m. there will be a free matinee showing of Tartuffe. To reserve a place at the workshop please email Sasha Hildebrand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other actors include: Cara Spencer of Lyndon, Samantha Davison, Kacie Rodgers, Ryan Ehresman, Nathan Sullivan, all of Wichita, David Ireland of Norco, Calif., Mandy Lee of Tulsa, Okla., Lauren White of Kansas City, Josh Matthews of Davenport, Ia, Mike Danski of Venice, Fla., Ben Jones of Sterling, and Mike Redondo of Norco, Calif.
“Tartuffe” is directed by Senior Associate Professor Gordon Kling. Tickets are available at the door. The box office opens at 7 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for adults are $5. Tickets for students, children and seniors are $3.