Curtain rises on classic comedy

The University Players production of Tartuffe, the 1664 comic masterpiece by Molière, opened Thursday at Essex Hall Theatre.

The play is directed by drama alumnus Jim Warren, and has been an audience favourite for nearly three and a half centuries. With a soaring and beautiful set, and gorgeous period costumes, this will be a production you won’t want to miss.

It continues its campus run through February 17. Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. On Sunday, February 10, a “Talk Back” discussion with the director and actors will follow the performance. For information or tickets, call 519-253-3000, ext. 2808, or visit

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