Rice Unconventional Wisdom

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By Moliere
Directed by Samuel Sparks
Light design by Justin Tannahill
Set design by Matthew Schlief
Costume design by Macy Perrone
November 9-10, 11, and 15-17, 2012
Hamman Hall
When the religious hypocrite Tartuffe ingratiates himself with Orgon and his mother Mme. Pernelle, he is taken into their home and promised Orgon's daughter's hand in marriage (even as he secretly attempts to seduce Orgon's wife, Elmire). Everyone else in the family sees through Tartuffe's pose, and his machinations and hypocrisies are eventually exposed, but is it too late to save the family from eviction and to keep Orgon from being thrown in prison? This playful adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy sharply satirizes blind hypocrisy, religious piety, and deceit in irreverent rhymed verse.

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