February 21, 2019 / VU will host open auditions for “Tartuffe”
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Theatre Department will host auditions for “Tartuffe” February 25 and 26, 6-8 p.m. (EST), in the Theatre Lab 147 at VU’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.
Auditions are open to members of the community as well as VU students.
Parts are available for six men and five women. Show dates are April 11-14.
ABOUT THE PLAY
The story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe has insinuated himself. He succeeds in winning the respect and devotion of the head of the house, and then tries to marry his daughter, seduce his wife, and scrounge the deed to the property. He nearly gets away with it, but an emissary from King Louis XIV arrives in time to recover the property, free Monsieur Orgon, and haul Tartuffe off to jail. And so his duplicity is finally exposed and punished. But not before the author has mercilessly examined the evil that men can commit in the guise of religious fervor and the dangers that imperil those who would believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.
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