The University of Montevallo Theatre Department is proud to present a unique iteration of the classic French theatre piece “Tartuffe” by Molière, directed by Associate Professor Marcus Lane. The show will run March 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on March 11 and March 12 on the Rebecca J. Luker Stage in the Discover Shelby Theatre at the Center for the Arts. Visit https://commerce.cashnet.com/umtheatre to purchase tickets.
The University of Montevallo production of “Tartuffe” includes elements of Commedia Dell’Arte and Melodrama with the script being developed during the rehearsal process through collaborative improvisation work by the entire company, including the cast, crew, designers and artistic staff. “Tartuffe” is a comedic and modern retelling of the classic play in which the audience participates in the characters’ antics and a new experience is guaranteed every viewing of the production. “Tartuffe” is fast paced, unhinged and will have the audience thinking “What is going to happen next?!”
“Life is hard and we all deserve a little fun,” said Lane, who chose this classic French play in order to provide creative and performance opportunities for everyone involved to feel ownership over. Lane described the play as “relevant” and says the audience should expect to laugh during their viewing of the production.
Kam Sanderfer, a UM student who plays the character Kam in this production of “Tartuffe,” wants the audience to know how collaborative the process of developing the script was for the production. Sanderfer described the show as “zany” and a “very lighthearted story with some modern undertones.”
“This show is definitely one that I am very proud of,” Sanderfer said.
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