|Extended - Raul Esparza & Samira Wiley in Molière in the Park Tartuffe live stream|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 06:53 pm EDT 07/03/20|
|Due to popular demand, Molière in the Park has extended the run of its critically acclaimed live stream recording of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur’s translation of Molière’s TARTUFFE, directed by Molière in the Park’s Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien, through Sunday, July 12 on their YouTube channel.
Molière in the Park has been so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and interest in TARTUFFE, co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside. The live streamed performances garnered 5,700 views on June 27 and so far, they’ve had over 20,000 views of the recording on YouTube. MIP’s mission is to provide free theater that is inclusive, subversive and accessible to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, and while they can’t quite do that at the current time, they are thrilled to provide access to free theater for so many people across the world.
A New York Times Critic’s Pick, Jesse Green raves, “When Tartuffe meets Trump, it’s revolutionary. This is an implicitly political Tartuffe, full of delight for our undelightful time. With allusions to the White House as well as Black Lives Matter, it tears down walls to rebuild a classic.” The Observer’s David Cote says it’s “Spirited and lively! Molière’s satire of religious hypocrisy hasn’t aged. Played with screen-chewing abandon by Raúl E. Esparza, the Broadway veteran crafts a loose and daffy Tartuffe out of bits of Gene Wilder, Bugs Bunny and Zach Galifianakis.”
The fabulous cast includes four-time Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Raúl E. Esparza (Seared at MCC, Company on Broadway), Emmy and SAG Award winner Samira Wiley (Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black”), Kaliswa Brewster (Showtime’s “Billions,” Intelligence at NYTW), Toccarra Cash (The Play That Goes Wrong on Broadway, CBS’s “Blue Bloods”), Christopher Henry Coffey (Bronx Bombers at Circle in the Square, Water by the Spoonful at Second Stage), Naomi Lorrain (Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Behind the Sheet at EST), Jared McNeill (Battlefield at BAM, The Valley of Astonishment at Theatre for a New Audience), Jennifer Mudge (The Irishman, Into the Woods at Roundabout - Lucille Lortel A
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