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By Meaghan Bush. December 5, 2013 - 8:08 am
HPU is performing its third Molière play this semester: Tartuffe.
This comedy was banned when it was first performed in 1664, but now it’s allegorical and satirical humor thrives. This classic play has grown in popularity over the years.
On opening night, HPU’s petite stage was decked out in colors and furnishings one would expect of a 17th century French aristocratic home. The seemingly antique outfits were appropriate for the performance’s setting and proved to be apt additions to the actors’ performances.
The entire performance was spoken in rhymed couplets. Instead of sounding like monotonous chanting, the dialogue was lively and vibrant, the comedy complimented by the rhyme scheme.
This incredible performance will continue until December 8. It is definitely a show you don’t want to miss.