Character List (4W, 7M)
MADAME PERNELLE — Orgon’s mother
ELMIRE — Orgon’s wife
DORINE — Servant in Orgon’s household
DAMIS — Orgon’s son MARIANNE — Orgon’s daughter
CLEANTE — Orgon’s brother-in-law ORGON — Master of the household VALERE — Marianne’s intended TARTUFFE — Orgon’s guest and spiritual advisor
M. LOYAL — A bailiff
MINISTER OF THE STATE — A royal servant
Setting: The play can take place in the France of Molière’s time... or can take place anywhere in the modern era... or anywhere in any era in between.
Screenwriter-playwright Charles Edward Pogue began his career with a pair of scary classics, PSYCHO III and THE FLY. Hailed as a “masterpiece of horror”, THE FLY made the National Board of Review’s top ten films of the year. Both THE FLY and his fantasy swashbuckler, DRAGONHEART, starring Sean Connery as the voice of Draco (the CGI dragon), won Best Picture Saturn Awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Mr. Pogue’s novel of DRAGONHEART has been published worldwide.
He also wrote DOA starring Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, KULL THE CONQUEROR, the mini-series HERCULES for NBC, and three Sherlock Holmes films...[FULL BIO]