Tartuffe 1988 – Iowa State University Theatre Production

Translated by Christopher Hampton from Moliere

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Moliere’s classic comedy of a religious con man’s control over a family’s destiny. A surprisingly timely masterpiece.

September 29 , 30, October 1, 7, and 8 at 8 p.m.; October 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. – Fisher Theater, Ames

The Cast

richard smith as tartuffe, marabeth cooney as elmire, geoff beattie as orgon

(Left to right) Richard Smith as Tartuffe, Marabeth Cooney as Elmire, and Geoff Beattie as Orgon. Photo by Mike Doolen.

Madame Pernelle, Orgon’s Mother – Liz Binger
Flipote, Mme. Pernelle’s Maidservant – Dyanna Dawn Quillin
Elmire, Orgon’s Wife – Marabeth Cooney
Mariane, Orgon’s Daughter, in love with Valere – Jennifer Van Wiel
Damis, Orgon’s Son – Raymond A. Jensen
Dorine, Mariane’s Maid – Catherine Divine
Cleante, Orgon’s Brother-in-Law – Garry N. Geiken
Orgon, Elmire’s Husband – Geoff Beattie
Valere, in love with Mariane – Mark Demarais
Tartuffe, a Hypocrite – Richard Smith
Laurent, Tartuffe’s Manservant – Edward Loebach
Monsieur Loyal, a Bailiff – Colin Classen
Officer – Ray Weikal

Production Team

Director – David P. Hirvela
Scenic Designer – Fritz Szabo
Costume Designer – Jane Cox
Lighting Designer – George R. Dowker
Sound Designer – Jeff Vallier
Stage Manager – Mike Broich
Assistant Stage Manager – Jennifer McCadam

Read about it in the Iowa State Daily article and the Ames Tribune review.