Bringing to our shores one of the most renowned French plays in the world, Singapore’s leading theatre company Wild Rice is back with a staging of Tartuffe – one of French literature’s most performed plays.
Written and first performed by Molière, who was and still is among the most celebrated French playwrights in history, Wild Rice’s new adaptation will breathe new life into this sardonic comedy with their signature vibrancy.
A poignant commentary on hypocrisy, blind faith, and moral outrage, Tartuffe explores themes that are still as relevant to us today than they were almost 4 centuries ago. The lead characters – and much of the plot, really – are driven by layers of hidden agendas, with repeated motifs of manipulation and untruths appearing throughout the play.
Wild Rice’s adaptation is written by the critically acclaimed Joel Tan and directed by Wild Rice’s Co-Artistic Director Glen Goei.
No stranger to reimagining some of world literature’s greatest classics, Glen’s directorial work include helming successful local productions of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Marc Camoletti’s Boeing Boeing, Henrik Ibsen’s Public Enemy, and Jerry Herman & Harvey Fierstein’s La Cage Aux Folles.
Tartuffe will star Wild Rice’s Founding Artistic Director Ivan Heng, alongside brilliant actors such as Pam Oei, Oon Shu An, Jo Tan, Shane Mardjuki, Brendon Fernandez, Benjamin Chow, and newcomer Dennis Sofian.
Tartuffe: The Imposter will play at The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre from 7 Apr. Tickets are now available via SISTIC here.
For more information, visit Wild Rice’s website here.