How does a woman get through to a brainwashed fool?
What if that fool is your husband?
How much can you play with fire before the burn blisters?
When is a religious hypocrisy simply a useful metaphor for colonialism in general?
Cast: Tom Rooney, Graham Abbey, Maev Beaty, Michael Blake, Rosemary Dunsmore, Anusree Roy, Sarah Afful, Rod Beattie,
Company: Stratford Festival
Director: Chris Abraham
Designer: Julie Fox
Lighting Designer: Michael Walton
Sound Designer: Thomas Ryder Payne
Fight Director: John Stead
Associate Fight Director: Anita Nittoly
Assistant Director: Sarah Kitz
Stage Manager: Bona Duncan
Assistant Stage Manager: Katherine Arcus
Assistant Stage Manager: Bruno Gonsalves
Assistant Stage Manager: Marie Fewer-Muncic
Production Stage Manager: Cynthia Toushan
“Beaty finds feminist bite in Elmire’s cunning deception of Tartuffe; she uses her sexuality and allure against the predator who only values her for those qualities.”
“Beaty’s Elmire – warm, resourceful, increasingly nervous – is fascinating to watch, especially in the act two set piece in which she tries to seduce Tartuffe to convince her hidden husband he’s a fraud.”