The Drama Group continues its 89th season with the raucous, “not your grandfathers’ TARTUFFE!” political satire comedy “TARTUFFE, In Search of an American Idol,” adapted by Robert Caisley and directed by Tony Labriola. Performances will be held at The Drama Group’s Studio Theatre on December 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 at 7:30 pm and matinees on December 8 & 15 at 2:00 pm.
Tickets are $23 for adults, $21 for seniors and $17 for students with ID. Group discount rates are also available. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 708-755-3444 or online https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4435048.
The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre is located at 330 W. 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. For directions and other information regarding Drama Group activities, please visit our Website www.dramagroup.org.
SYNOPSIS – TARTUFFE, In Search of an American Idol
Comedy takes center stage in this fresh political spin based on Moliere’s timeless farce. A wealthy American businessman entrusts his home, fortune, reputation, wife, and daughter to an up-and-coming politician who is an unscrupulous charlatan.
In this new adaptation, TARTUFFE written by Robert Caisley, lampoons society and politics, offering a comedic and cautionary tale of frauds, cheats, scoundrels, and interlopers. A brief 350 years have passed since Moliere penned Tartuffe, yet its potent afterlife resonates with our present-day anxieties.
Truly hilarious from start to finish, let’s get the word out about this fresh, funny, modernized version that is extremely relevant to the political climate of today.
Get your tickets now for this political bombshell.
Cast of TARTUFFE, In Search of an American Idol
|Jim LaPietra||Tartuffe||Berwyn, IL|
|Paul Milord Jr||Orgon||Lansing, IL|
|Karin Cassin-Scrementi||Dorine||Beecher, IL|
|Lisa Giovenco-Solomon||Mira||Tinley Park, IL|
|Hope Lang||Mary Ann||Crete, IL|
|Marylee Hoganson||Pernelle||Homewood, IL|
|Brian Giblin||Clayton||Tinley Park, IL|
|Jimmy George||Val||Chicago, IL|
|Burke Fry||Laurence / Agent Sharp||Country Club Hills, IL|
|Jessica Moen||Loyal / Philomena||Elmwood Park, IL|
|Josh Cash||Damon||Oak Lawn, IL|
|Tony Labriola||Director||Olympia Fields, IL|
|Dayna Sterkowitz||Assistant Director||Flossmoor, IL|
|Gil Oliva||Set Design||Oak Lawn, IL|
|Jennifer Larkin||Light Design||New Lenox, IL|
|Blake Labriola||Video Director/Editor||Skokie, IL|
|Curt Lang||Sound Design||Monee, IL|
|Joey Coffey||Costumes||Chicago Heights, IL|
|Rose Crockett||Props||Chicago Heights, IL|
|Regina Gadotti||Make up & Hair Design||Chicago Heights, IL|
|Bob Sullivan||Set construction||Homewood, IL|
|Ken Hawkley||Stage Manager||Homewood, IL|
|Greg Garcia||Stage Crew||Chicago Heights, IL|
|Tina Zagone||Marketing / Publicity||Olympia Fields, IL|
|Diane Kaffka||Publicity & Graphics||Tinley Park, IL|