TARTUFFE IN TEXAS
Adapted by Gerald P. Murphy
4 m, 5 w, 3 flexible, doubling possible
Script: 36 pages.
Like Moliere's original “Tartuffe,” a supposed holy man enters the life of affluent but naïve family and almost succeeds in cheating them out of their home. Now set in current-day Dallas, the wily opportunist is finally exposed, but not before a series of humorous misunderstandings and some rollicking good fun. Grandma Perkins has nothing but praise their boarder, Tartuffe, because he is a man of such holiness and zeal. Father even wants his daughter Maryanne to break her engagement and marry Tartuffe! The siblings agree they must expose Tartuffe's hypocrisy. When they finally convince Father of the man’s hypocrisy, it is too late as Tartuffe is now the legal owner of their estate. Just as the family is about to be evicted, a visiting friend reveals Tartuffe is really a con man and the sheriff takes him away.
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