Tartuffe National Tour kicks off in Soweto

In 2017, get ready for an amazing theater experience!

  • by Spotong
  • Mar 21, 2017
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In association with the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the Alliance Française in South Africa, and with the support of Total South Africa, BNP Paribas, RCS (a BNP Paribas group company) and Mazars, the acclaimed and multi awarded theatre director Sylvaine Strike and the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company will tour South Africa with the chef d’oeuvre:

“Tartuffe” by Molière

Exploring the way in which people are easily manipulated by symbols of power and honeyed words, Tartuffe is one of the French Shakespeare’s most famous work.

SOWETO THEATRE (Red Theatre)

5th April – 8pm

6th April – 8pm

In association with the French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française in South Africa, and with the support of Total South Africa, BNP Paribas, RCS and Mazars, the acclaimed and multi awarded thea

7th April – 11am 8pm

8th April – 8pm

Preview The Premiere (for guests only) School Matinee Performance Performance

Sylvaine Strike and the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company will be then touring in South Africa: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and … more dates to come, stay tuned!
Promoting the work of Molière is even more relevant today as it remains utterly universal through the ongoing power of his word. IFAS and the Alliance Française are proud to showcase the genius of one of France’s most accomplished and universal artist, whose masterpiece Tartuffe will be played by a brilliant South African cast, within a context never seen before and promises a lot of surprises…

BOOKINGS
Online - www.sowetotheatre.com/molieres-tartuffe  

Telephone - 0861 670 670

Soweto Theatre address: Cnr. Bolani Rd and Bolani Link - Jabulani, Soweto - (next to the Jabulani Mall)

011 930 7461/2/3

www.sowetotheatre.com

#DidYouKnow
Molière redefined French Theatre in the 17th century, becoming one of the greatest architects of social satire and his impact can still be felt today. Working under the patronage and protection of the “Roi Soleil” (Sun King) Louis XIV, he penned approximately thirty comedies in which he satirised the shortcomings of the French society of his era. He was extremely successful (to the extent that French is now called “the language of Molière”) but had to suffer censorship and arrest due to his accurate derisions and stinging truth.