Inspired by Shakespeare in the Park, the popular Central Park-based theater festival where Shakespeare’s plays are performed free of charge each summer, Molière in the Park returns to Prospect Park this year with a reading of the famous play Tartuffe.
Co-presented by FIAF, Molière in the Park will be performed at three shows on Wednesday, May 26 at 7pm, Saturday, May 29 at 8pm, and Sunday, May 30 at 7pm. The event is free to attend. Reservations required (make yours here). A fourth date is planned for Thursday, May 27 at 7pm to raise funds for this third edition. Admission will cost $150 on that day, and will include the show, a picnic box, and a free card to benefit from the services of FIAF.
Tartuffe is a comedy about a false devotee ready to do anything to get the fortune of Orgon (the master of the house) and his mother Mme Pernelle, who both fall under the impostor’s spell. But the rest of the family has unmasked the character and tries by all means to reason with them. Reading of the work is in English.