Comedy - Revival

Circle in the Square Theatre

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  • First Preview: September 2, 1977
  • Opening Date: September 25, 1977
  • Closing Date: November 20, 1977
  • Previews: 26
  • Performances: 65

Playwright: Molière


A religious conman infiltrates the household of a gullible man and his exasperated family in Moliere's 1664 comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Mildred Dunnock Mme. Pernelle
Patricia Elliott Dorine
Tammy Grimes in Tartuffe Tammy Grimes Elmire
John Wood Tartuffe
Peter Coffield Cléante
Victor Garber in Tartuffe Victor Garber Valère
Stefan Gierasch Orgon
Swoosie Kurtz in Tartuffe Swoosie Kurtz Mariane
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Molière Writer
  Richard Wilbur English verse translation
  Stephen Porter Director
  Zack Brown Scenic Design
  Zack Brown Costume Design
  John McLain Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1977 - 1978

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Outstanding Actress in a Play Tammy Grimes Nominee
1978 Outstanding Actress in a Play Patricia Elliott Nominee
1978 Outstanding Costume Design Zack Brown Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Featured Actress in a Play Swoosie Kurtz Nominee
1978 Most Innovative Production of a Revival   Nominee
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