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Drama Group Prepares for TARTUFFE, In Search of an American Idol

TARTUFFE, In Search of an American Idol
TARTUFFE, In Search of an American Idol is coming to The The Drama Group. (SUPPLIED)

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

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

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 LaPietraTartuffeBerwyn, IL
Paul Milord JrOrgonLansing, IL
Karin Cassin-ScrementiDorineBeecher, IL
Lisa Giovenco-SolomonMiraTinley Park, IL
Hope LangMary AnnCrete, IL
Marylee HogansonPernelleHomewood, IL
Brian GiblinClaytonTinley Park, IL
Jimmy GeorgeVal Chicago, IL
Burke FryLaurence / Agent Sharp Country Club Hills, IL
Jessica MoenLoyal / PhilomenaElmwood Park, IL
Josh CashDamonOak Lawn, IL
Production Team  
Tony LabriolaDirectorOlympia Fields, IL
Dayna SterkowitzAssistant DirectorFlossmoor, IL
Gil OlivaSet DesignOak Lawn, IL
Jennifer LarkinLight DesignNew Lenox, IL
Blake LabriolaVideo Director/EditorSkokie, IL
Curt LangSound DesignMonee, IL
Joey CoffeyCostumesChicago Heights, IL
Rose CrockettPropsChicago Heights, IL
Regina GadottiMake up & Hair DesignChicago Heights, IL
Bob SullivanSet constructionHomewood, IL
Ken HawkleyStage ManagerHomewood, IL
Greg GarciaStage CrewChicago Heights, IL
Tina Zagone Marketing / Publicity Olympia Fields, IL
Diane Kaffka Publicity & Graphics Tinley Park, IL