Tartuffed - A fake Version of a Play about a Fraud
I know the play. I like the real play. This is not the play, not even an abbreviated version....this is hardly a puppet theater version of Tartuffe though it would have worked better with puppetry and slapstick Punch and Judy antics. It is more a Cliff Notes version read aloud and not a good Cliff Notes. You will get no sense of the language or wit. You will not witness any creative acting or any music. What you get is zero credibility and odd staging.
It would feel good to applaud something about this amateur effort. The venue is pleasant, the costumes appropriate. That is about all. Doing a play in name only is not better than not doing it at all.
I knew this was a Young viewers version though they said not dumbed down. Unfortunately, any teen who viewed this show would ever want to hear the name Moliere again. There are ways to simplify and shorten the great works....this is not it.
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Great place, great time and great people (Zombies). Everyone I seen had lots of fun and I can't wait till next year (2015).
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