Friday, May 4, 2012

In the Wings: Tartuffe. Meet Timothy Devery.

Timothy Devery plays Tartuffe in Tartuffe, the fifth show in the 2011-2012 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Molière.

Question: Why did you want to be involved with Tartuffe?
Timothy Devery: I really enjoy how humorous the script is. It's over-the-top in the best of ways.

Q: Who is Tartuffe?
T.D.: Tartuffe is not as he seems. The play is called Tartuffe, or the Impostor, so you can assume that he's an impostor. Everyone hates him except Orgon, played by Doug Pruim. Tartuffe is taking Orgon for all he's worth.

Q: What do you think an audience will enjoy about the show?
T.D.: The way we're going balls to the wall with these practically stereotypical characterizations. There's no way not to be entertained.

Q: Have you ever conned or been conned?
T.D.: Maybe.

Tartuffe opens Friday, May 11 and runs through Sunday, May 27 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

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