In rotating repertory with The Christians

Molière’s Tartuffe

By Adapted by David Ball Directed by Saheem Ali

a comedy of religious proportions


The man of the house has lost his mind. He has been blinded by the counterfeit zeal of a penniless scoundrel who fully intends to make off with his wife, his livelihood, and probably the kitchen sink. This modern interpretation of Molière’s most popular play is as intense and incisive as the day it was written, and just as entertaining. Theatre’s most devout conman returns to PlayMakers after 25 years.


We recommend this brazen, bawdy farce to patrons ages 16 and up.

Run Time

2 hours, plus one 15-minute intermission.

“glorious from the first scene”

NY Times

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Many thanks to our co-producers!


PRC’s Tartuffe Proffers Extravagant Entertainment
by Susie Potter
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
February 18, 2018

Review: Double bill of contemporary play and Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe’ makes surprising sense together
by Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer
February 16, 2018

A Weighty Main Course and a Fluffy Dessert Compose a Two-Pronged Treatise on Christianity, The Christians and Tartuffe
by Byron Woods
February 14, 2018

Regional Review: Raleigh/Durham – Tartuffe
By Garrett Southerland
Talkin’ Broadway

Molière’s Tartuffe Cheerfully Skewers Religious Hypocrisy Feb. 3-March 11 at PlayMakers Rep
by Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
February 2, 2018

Best bets on stage this month features Broadway and classics
by Roy C. Dicks
Triangle Today
January 28, 2018