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Theatre Opens Spring Season with Classic Comedy Tartuffe

The Limestone College Theatre Department will open its Spring 2010 season with a performance of Jean Baptiste Moliére's classic Tartuffe. The production will run February 25-28 (Thursday-Sunday) in the new Limestone Theatre Center at 130 Leadmine Road. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for seniors over 65 and students with valid identification. Tickets will be available at the door, but reservations made online at  www.showtix4u.com will ensure particular seats can be selected. All Limestone students, faculty and staff will be admitted free of charge.

Considered by many to be a true classic comedy, Tartuffe opens with Orgon, who is in the twilight of his life, deciding to give all his worldly possessions to a seemingly pious holy man named Tartuffe. However, this holy man is not all that he seems to be; in fact, he is a complete con man. Orgon's frantic family and friends, though, are not fooled by Tartuffe's behavior. They try to convince Orgon to abandon his folly. Otherwise, they will lose all to Tartuffe."Tartuffe is a timeless tale of human foibles and hidden power struggles," said Dr. Carrie Ameling, Associate Professor of Theatre and English at Limestone and Director of Tartuffe. "As the characters come uncomfortably close to danger, we are reminded of the behavior of prominent people and political scandals today."

The 11-member cast is comprised of::

Joey Mayberry (Madam Pernelle); Clover, SC
Rebecca Adams (Elmire); Blacksburg, SC
Bryan Long (Cleante); Greenville, SC
Julie Koch (Dorine); Knoxville, TN
Troy Massie (Damis); Chillicothe, OH
Cynthia Tate (Mariane); Gaffney, SC
Evan Goetz (Orgon); Gaffney, SC
Jorge Donoso (Valere); Greenville, SC
Matthew Ferguson (Tartuffe); Sherman, TX
Jonathon Coates (Monsieur Loyal); Cowpens, SC
Christopher Moore (A King's Officer); Columbia, SC