Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
5/18/2012 4:30:00 PM5/18/2012 4:30:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesTartuffe At Historic Monon Depot Theatre313 North 5th Street, Lafayette, IN 47902Website: http://lafayettecivic.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=347255FalseMM/DD/YYYY
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Orgon’s family is up in arms because Orgon and his mother have fallen under the influence of Tartuffe, a pious fraud (and a vagrant prior to Orgon’s help). Tartuffe pretends to be pious and to speak with divine authority, and Orgon and his mother no longer take any action without first consulting him. One could even say Orgon has a single-minded obsession with Tartuffe.
The rest of the family and their friends are not fooled by Tartuffe’s antics and detest him. The stakes are raised when Orgon announces that he will marry Tartuffe to his daughter Mariane (already engaged to Valère). Mariane is, of course, very upset at this news and the rest of the family realizes how deeply Tartuffe has embedded himself into the family.