Theatre33 Spring Show THIS WEEKEND!
March 16, 2012By Amy Dreibelbis of West Noble High School
Theatre33, West Noble's theatre troupe, prepares for their final main stage production for the 2011-2012 season. Moliere's "Tartuffe" is set to be performed March 16-18, 2012. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM at the West Noble High School Auditeria.
Moliere's"Tartuffe" is the story of a family letting a trickster named Tartuffe, played by sophomore Eduardo Aranda, into their home. After being conned into thinking this man a saint, members of the family see through the illusion of Tartuffe.
It turns out he is a womanizer, interested only in stealing Elmire, the wife, played by senior Ashley Smith, the mansion, and the fortune from Orgon, the well-known man of the house, played by senior Raymond Stump. S
ophomore Marcus Henderson plays Damis, the son who tries to convince his father of Tartuffe’s trickery, while junior Gabrielle Brown plays Mariane, the daughter whose destined marriage is destroyed by her father, in the hopes that she will marry Tartuffe himself.
Dorine, the maid, played by senior Kayla Peterson, is the voice of reason in the show, seeing through all Tartuffe’s ruses from the start. After splitting the family apart and ruining a blessed marriage, wife, son, daughter, and maid must unite to reveal Tartuffe for the fake that he is.
Translated into English Verse by Richard Wilbur
Produced by special arrangements with Dramatists Play Service, Inc
March 16-18, 2012
MME. PERNELLE, Orgon’s Mother… Amber Driscoll
ORGON, Elmire’s Husband… Raymond Stump
ELMIRE, Orgon’s Wife… Ashley Smith
DAMIS, Orgon’s son, Elmire’s Stepson … Marcus Henderson
MARIANE, Orgon’s daughter, in love with Valère … Gabbie Brown
VALÈRE, in love with Mariane … Zach Hicks
CLEANTE, Orgon’s Sister-in-law … Madeline Powell
TARTUFFE, a hypocrite … Eduardo Aranda
DORINE, Mariane’s lady’s-maid … Kayla Peterson
Mme LOYAL, a baliff … Amber Wilkins
Mme Loyal’s Assistant… Jocy Herrera
POLICE OFFICER A … Israel Landeros
POLICE OFFICER B … Tiffany Jaramillo
POLICE OFFICER C … Maria Carrillo
POLICE OFFICER D … Lauren Durbin
FLIPOTE, Mme Pernelle’s maid … Sarah Buttgen