Aussie spin to French classic
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.
Tartuffe (The Hypocrite) will be broadcast live this Friday in Karratha and Onslow.