Molière in the Park to present TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE

Performing Arts
May 06, 2023
 to May 27, 2023 FREE
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Molière in the Park, in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside, has announced the cast for the English language world premiere of Molière’s TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE, reconstructed by Georges Forestier, translated by Maya Slater, and directed by MIP’s Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien.

Lost to history, this original play was reconstructed by Georges Forestier, a renowned French historian, through a process of historical genetics, and premiered at La Comédie Française in Paris in 2022. Now, it will be presented in English for the first time ever on the Molière in the Park stage. Join MIP for a more confrontational but just as hilarious TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE, censored and lost because it dared to expose the willful denialism and folly of extreme religiosity.

Matthew Rauch (Junk on Broadway, Amazon’s “The Terminal List,” HBO’s “Banshee”) stars as Tartuffe, with Michelle Veintimilla (The Visit on Broadway, ABC’s “The Baker and the Beauty,” Which Way to the Stage at MCC) as Elmire, and a cast that includes Kim Awon, Kaliswa Brewster (Showtime’s “Billions”), Yonatan Gebeyehu (Merchant of Venice with TFANA), Thijs Hogenboom, Keshav Moodliar (Queen with Long Wharf/NAATCO) and Luis Vega (The Underlying Chris at Second Stage).

The show runs May 6 – 27 (opens May 11) at Prospect Park’s LeFrak Center in Brooklyn - enter at 171 East Drive between Ocean Avenue & Lincoln Road. Tickets are free.


Prospect Park
Park Slope
Parkside and Ocean Avenue or
Grand Army Plaza and FLatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 965-8951


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