L’Affaire Tartuffe, or the Garrison Officers Rehearse Moliere

Written by:

Marianne Ackerman

Cast Size:
10

Roles For:

  • Men: 7
  • Women: 3

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Canadian History
French
History
Language
Military
Play Within a Play
Politics
Quebec

Year Written:

1993

Synopsis:

“Montreal, summer of 1774: a troupe of British Garrison officers attempt to stage Moliere’s Tartuffe, directed by a young Seigneur whose hidden ambition is to flout the authority of the Catholic Church. The project pits conqueror against conquered, with tragic results for the play.” (From the Playwright’s Website)

Characters:

Lancelot Lamb: Now – aspiring actor, waiter; 1774 – aspiring actor, Corporal in British Army / Malcolm Fraser: Now – host of party; 1774 – ex-major in British army / Aimee Tremblay-Fraser: Now – President of Groupe National de l’investissement, campaign manager for Mr Sullivan; 1774 – Irish tavern owner’s daughter / Daniel Sullivan: Now – Vice-President of Molsons; 1774 – tavern owner / Jean Pierre de Gofroy (Jack Godfrey): Now – young Quebecois filmmaker; 1774 – aristocrat, intellectual / Edward Williams: Now – actor, film producer; 1774 – Captain in British army / Jeanne de Grandpre: Now – star actress; 1774 – sister of Louis / Harry Humphreys: Now – mystery guest; 1774 – Colonel in British army / Etienne Montgolfier: 1774 – Monsignor of Montreal

Resources:

L’Affaire Tartuffe, or the Garrison Officers Rehearse Moliere is published by Signature Editions.

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