by Molière.
Stratford Festival, 2017 & Canadian Stage, 2019.

How does a woman get through to a brainwashed fool?

What if that fool is your husband?

How much can you play with fire before the burn blisters?

When is a religious hypocrisy simply a useful metaphor for colonialism in general?


Cast: Tom Rooney, Graham Abbey, Maev Beaty, Michael Blake, Rosemary Dunsmore, Anusree Roy, Sarah Afful, Rod Beattie,
Company: Stratford Festival
Playwright: Molière
Director: Chris Abraham
Designer: Julie Fox
Lighting Designer: Michael Walton
Sound Designer: Thomas Ryder Payne
Fight Director: John Stead
Associate Fight Director: Anita Nittoly
Assistant Director: Sarah Kitz
Stage Manager: Bona Duncan
Assistant Stage Manager: Katherine Arcus
Assistant Stage Manager: Bruno Gonsalves
Assistant Stage Manager: Marie Fewer-Muncic
Production Stage Manager: Cynthia Toushan


“Beaty finds feminist bite in Elmire’s cunning deception of Tartuffe; she uses her sexuality and allure against the predator who only values her for those qualities.”

Toronto Star

“Beaty’s Elmire – warm, resourceful, increasingly nervous – is fascinating to watch, especially in the act two set piece in which she tries to seduce Tartuffe to convince her hidden husband he’s a fraud.”

NOW Magazine