Theatre Bristol Youth Service Board follows “The Importance of Being Earnest” success with famous and challenging 354-year-old, yet timeless theatrical comedy
Theatre Bristol is proud to present a Moliere comedic classic, “Tartuffe,” produced by the Theatre Bristol Youth Service Board, with literary direction by Glenn Patterson, July 27, 28, and 29 at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace.
Orgon is a lucky man! He has a lovely wife, two devoted children and all the wealth a man could need. And now he’s found Tartuffe, a humble and pious holy man who promises eternal salvation. Orgon’s family sees a different Tartuffe; a con man out to wed Orgon’s daughter, seduce his wife, and steal his fortune. When the family decides to end Tartuffe’s reign of terror, they hatch a bold and hilarious plot to expose him–but he won’t go down without a fight!
The cast is made up of the Youth Service Board members, all Theatre Bristol veterans. Jace Lyon leads the production as Orgon, supported by Camille Gray as his wife Elmire, along with his two children, Devon White as Damis and Morgan Whitaker as Mariane. Other family members include Anna Kimerer as Orgon’s mother, Madame Perenelle, and Luke Gray as Elmire’s brother, Cleante. Seth Gilstrap is Valere, the charming love-interest to Mariane, and Lucy Tester is the fiesty maid, Dorine. Ella Combs plays Flipote, Madame Perenelle’s lazy handmaid, and Maliah Tilley serves as Loyal, a faithful servant of the law who is supported by Parker Dugger and Abigail Combs as Officers. Jim Altman rounds out the cast in the title role as the swindling “holy man,” Tartuffe.
Marley Hillman is stepping up to the new challenge of stage managing and Camille Gray is excited to have the opportunity to set design again. Emma Kennedy and Albert Tester are looking forward to be working in the tech deck, operating lights and sound. With the help of their mentors, Samantha Gray and Steve Baskett, the Youth Service Board has put together a truly entertaining comedy.
“Tartuffe” is literary directed by Glenn Patterson and managed by Theatre Bristol Youth Service Board members ages 13 to 20. After the successes of their previous productions, “Pygmalion,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” and “The Importance of Being Earnest,” the YSB is excited to have the opportunity to present this classic play.
“Tartuffe” runs July 27-29, 2017, with evening performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:30. Tickets are only $8. Please call 423-212-3625 for reservations or reserve them online at www.TheatreBristol.org.
Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continuously running children’s theatre in Northeast Tennessee and is now celebrating its 53rd season. Its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre as well as the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is entirely volunteer run and we invite you to get involved.