Thu-Sat, Apr 12-14, 7:30pm • Sun, Apr 15, 2pm • Thu-Sat, Apr 19-21, 7:30pm
TAR2F! An Irreverent Musical Comedy (Silverthorne Theater)
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
Silverthorne Theater Co.
Silverthorne Theater Company is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit professional theater organization based at the Arts Block, 289 Main Street, Greenfield, Massachusetts. We are committed to providing opportunities for meaningful paid work to local and regional theater artists and to contributing to the cultural life and economic vitality of Greenfield and the greater Franklin County area. Our mission is to produce the very best dramatic materials, whether new or from the ranks of established works, that focus on the human condition and bring unheard voices to the stage. These must challenge both audiences and actors to think deeply about their theatrical experience and carry these experiences well beyond the walls of the theater.
$25 General Admission - $20 Student/Senior
In this farcical rebuke of religious & moral hypocrisy—particularly timely in today's world—Tartuffe, a wily con man who passes himself off as a pious puritan, has insinuated himself into the household of Orgon, a wealthy Parisian, with designs on Orgon's fortune and attractive wife. Members of the family are exasperated, then outraged, by the imposter's malign influence, as he gains control of Orgon's assets and possessions.
This new musical version underlines the show's satirical sting by placing the action during a rehearsal of the play, which is threatened with being closed down (as Moliere's original version actually was) by the 17th-century equivalent of the Moral Majority and Family Research Council.
Book, lyrics & music by Jeff Olmsted
Adapted from Moliere's Tartuffe
Directed by Chris Rohmann