Tartuffe (2002) Production Files

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Identifier: TARTUFFE2002
Inclusive Dates: 2002 - 2003
Production Files documenting the 2003 production of Moliere's Tartuffe, translated by Richard Wilbur, at the American Airlines Theatre.  Directed by Joe Dowling, with set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, original music and sound design by Mark Bennett, and hair and wig design by Paul Huntley.

The production starred Brian Bedford as Orgon, Henry Goodman as Tartuffe, and J. Smith-Cameron as Dorine, Mariane's lady's maid; with Rosaleen Linehan as Madame Pernelle, Kathryn Meisle as Elmire, Joe Delafield as Damis, Bryce Dallas Howard as Mariane, John Bedford Lloyd as Cleante, Erik Steele as Laurent and Officer, Virginia Louise Smith as Flipote, Jeffrey Carlson as Valere, and Philip Goodwin as Mons. Loyal.  The roles of Servants, Maids and Guards were played by Alec Beard, John Halbach, John Hayden, Melissa Miller, Brandy Mitchell, and Robert Thompson; additional understudies included Patricia Kilgarriff and Anthony Newfield.

2003 Award Nominations:
Tony Award, Best Actor in a Play, Brian Bedford (nominee)
Tony Award, Best Featured Actress in a Play, Kathryn Meisle (nominee)
"In this, his most famous play, Moliere relates the story of an attempt by an odious hypocrite, Tartuffe, to destroy the domestic happiness of a citizen who, charmed by his seeming piety, has received him as an honored guest.  The play progresses with a series of farcical antics that expose Tartuffe for the vile charlatan that he really is, but not before Orgon, the head of the household, has signed papers giving his home and wealth to Tartuffe.  When Tartuffe realizes that his hypocrisy has been discovered, he promptly turns the family out of the house and conspires to rid himself of his former host by having Orgon arrested.  But, by order of the king, the arresting officer apprehends Tartuffe instead and justice is served to all."  --Roundabout
Production Files are contained in one deep Hollinger box, consisting of 19 folders, one Playbill signed by the cast, and a handful of marketing files.

Digital holdings on the Archive 1 server include the following folders:
Designs (Archive-scanned costume and set design renderings)
25 color photos of select costumes on CD
Education (the Upstage study guide)
Media (mp3 interviews with Joe Dowling, John Lee Beatty and Jane Greenwood; B-roll footage)
Playbill (22 jpeg scans)
Press (Archive-scanned selects)
Production Photographs (captioned selects, actor headshots, and 2 rehearsal photos)
Show Art

There is a related collection of marketing materials on the Marketing shelves.  Contracts and housing documents have been moved to the Contracts cabinet and access is restricted.
Access Restrictions: Open and available to approved researchers by appointment only. See folder details for specific restrictions.
Preferred Citation: Tartuffe 2002, Roundabout Theatre Company Archive
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