Here's 'Tartuffe,' classic drama at FC

Fullerton College Hornet  - John McElligott - Friday, October 5th, 1984
BONJOUR-The cast for the upcoming performance of "Tartuffe," from left to right, top to bottom: Andy Maxwell, David Ordonio, Laura Baird, Tom Foster, Andrea Stevens, Dorothy Haley and Robyn Richardson.

Well, theatre fans, once again it's time for the classics at the FC Theatre Departinerit. What started as an annual excursion into time~honored theatre with such presentations as "Much Ado About Nothing" has become a much anticipated event in the FC Theatre season.

This year's offering will be the French farce, "Tartuffe," which opens at the Campus Theatre on Thursday, Oct. II and continues through two weekends. Directed by theatre instructor Tom Blank, "Tartuffe" was written in the late 17th century ·by French playwright Moliere and deals with, in a nutshell, the subject of religious hypocrisy.

A quick rundown of the play's ' story line finds a wealthy Paris homeowner being duped by a religious con man into giving up hi$ daughter into marriage, as well as his son's inheritance Meanwhile, the play's main character; Tartuffe is seducing the man's wife.

According to Blank, "Tartuffe" contains such comic element!) as a battleax mother-inlaw and misunderstood lovers Blank describes the play as "high farce,'' and finds directing the classics "very exciting" because the highly "playable" na:ture of the production. Blank has directed . all the past FC classic presentations.

The cast of "Tartuffe" includes Joseph Hufferd in the title role, Edward Steneck, Diana Sfikinis, Brian Kojac and Tracy Purdue. There are a total of 15 actors in the production.

"Tartuffe" will be presented on Oct. 11, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p:m. and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Campus Theatre box office. For further information, call 871-8101.