Ariel Estrada

Ariel Estrada Set for David Ball Adaptation of TARTUFFE at Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, October 21 – November 12

Ariel Estrada
Ariel Estrada

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble is presenting Moliere’s great comedy Tartuffe in an adaptation by David Ball. Tartuffe will begin previews on October 21st and open on Friday, October 27st and will run for 22 performances only through November 12th at The Wild Project in NYC.

PTE Producing Artistic Director Craig Smith directs a new staging of Tartuffe in David Ball’s dynamic adaptation, which was developed originally for Theatre de la Jeune Lune. The production will feature Phoenix Theatre Ensemble resident actors, Alicia Marie Beatty, Matt Baguth, Ariel Estrada, Eileen Glenn, Oscar Klausner, John Lenartz, Morgan Rosse, Wes Spencer, Elise Stone, and Josh Tyson.

The design team for Tartuffe includes Debbi Hobson for costumes, Ellen Mandel for original music and sound, Attilio Rigotti for projection and video design, Tsubasa Kamei for Lights. Karen Case Cook is assistant director, Carrigan O’Brien is dramaturg, and Meghan McVann is production stage manager.

Smith states “PTE’s Season 2017-18 is ‘the year of the charismatic’ – we’re asking why seemingly smart people often lose their way, their moral center, and blindly follow bad people or dogmas. The season starts off with the great classic comedy Tartuffe in which a religious con-man dupes a once reasonable man out of his house, home and even his wife. But our approach to the play is not conventional-we want to see Tartuffe through the eyes of the victim. Our Tartuffe is handsome, charismatic and sexy. He channels the Divine and is miraculous.”

Previews: October 21-26; Opening October 27 and playing through November 12; performances Tues-Sat @8:00 PM; Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm; and special Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00 pm Oct 25, Nov 4 & 8.

Full Schedule: Sat 10/21 8pm; Sun 10/22 3pm; 10/24-28 8pm; Sun 10/29 3pm; Nov 1-4 8pm; Nov 5 3pm; Nov 7-11 8pm; Sun Nov 12 3pm; Wed matinee 10/25 & 11/8 2pm; Sat matinee 11/4 2pm.

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