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UMFK summer theatre to present Moliere's Tartuffe

July 20, 2009

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Summer Theatre will present the five-act play Tartuffe from Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2 in Fox Auditorium at UMFK.                

Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1. A matinee performance will be offered at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 2.                                               

Hailed as one of Moliere’s most entertaining and enduring plays, Tartuffe is regarded as a comedic masterwork.          

In Molière's Tartuffe, a conman poses as a religious guru and insinuates himself into the home of a well-to-do gentleman. Over the course of the play, he schemes to seduce his benefactor’s wife, marry his daughter, and swindle him of all he possesses. Who will stop the wily Tartuffe?    

The summer theatre production staff are Corey Gagne, director; Aaron Bernstein, producer and John Blanchette, technical director.                

Admission is $5 for the general public and free for UMFK students. Seating is limited.  For ticket information, call 834-7893.