Aussie spin to French clas­sic

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

Black Swan State Theatre Com­pany will broad­cast their lat­est adap­ta­tion of Tartuffe (The Hyp­ocrite) live around the State this Fri­day.

Writ­ten more than 350 years ago, Tartuffe is one of the most fa­mous the­atri­cal come­dies writ­ten by French play­wright Molière.

The play has been adapted and rein­vented many times through­out its his­tory in film, tele­vi­sion and theatre, and now play­wright and au­thor Justin Flem­ing is putting a mod­ern Aus­tralian spin on the tale.

It is a story of the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Or­gon, a wealthy man com­ing to terms with mid­dle age, and Tartuffe, a fraud­u­lent cler­gy­man.

The play will be broad­cast live, in high def­i­ni­tion from the State Theatre Cen­tre of WA in Perth to re­gional au­di­ences.

Black Swan ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Natalie Jenk­ins said the com­pany was thrilled to be able to present their sixth live broad­cast to au­di­ences around the State.

“The live broad­cast demon­strates that high-qual­ity live theatre per­for­mances can be de­liv­ered to all West Aus­tralians, no mat­ter where they live,” she said.

Lot­tery­west chair­woman Heather Zam­patti said they were proud to sup­port Black Swan’s broad­cast. “This won­der­ful ini­tia­tive will mean peo­ple in re­gional com­mu­ni­ties will have the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence high-qual­ity live theatre,” she said. Tartuffe will screen at 7.30pm on Fri­day at the Moon­rise Cin­ema in Kar­ratha and the Onslow Multi-Pur­pose Cen­tre.

Tick­ets to the Kar­ratha screen­ing are $10 and avail­able from moon­risecin­ema.com.au.

The Onslow screen­ing is free. To book a spot call 9184 9307. For more in­for­ma­tion, head to ash­bur­ton.wa.gov.au.

Pic­ture: Robert Frith.

Tartuffe (The Hyp­ocrite) will be broad­cast live this Fri­day in Kar­ratha and Onslow.

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