Local students cast in ARCC’s fall production of ‘Tartuffe’

A troupe of talented students have been cast in the Anoka-Ramsey Community College fall production “Tartuffe,” scheduled to hit the Coon Rapids Campus Performing Art Center stage Nov. 7-16.

A few of the nearly 50 students participating on stage and behind the scenes in Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s fall production of “Tartuffe” take a break from rehearsals to promote the show. Shown here are (seated on floor from left) Melissa Matt (home schooled), Paige Thorne (Blaine), (seated on couch from left) Michael Courtney (St. Francis), Teddi Scheel (Mounds View), Will Kaiser (Spring Lake Park), (behind couch from left) Nguyen Pham (Blaine), Jasper Thomas (Pine City), Bill Gleason (Elk River), Ted Vang (Blaine) and Jonathan Hall (St. Francis).  Photo courtesy of Anoka-Ramsey Community College

A few of the nearly 50 students participating on stage and behind the scenes in Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s fall production of “Tartuffe” take a break from rehearsals to promote the show. Shown here are (seated on floor from left) Melissa Matt (home schooled), Paige Thorne (Blaine), (seated on couch from left) Michael Courtney (St. Francis), Teddi Scheel (Mounds View), Will Kaiser (Spring Lake Park), (behind couch from left) Nguyen Pham (Blaine), Jasper Thomas (Pine City), Bill Gleason (Elk River), Ted Vang (Blaine) and Jonathan Hall (St. Francis).
Photo courtesy of Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Local thespians cast in the production include:

• Michael Courtney, St. Francis High School: Valere

• William Kaiser, Spring Lake Park High School: Cleante

• Emily Picardi, Andover High School graduate: Dorine

• Jonathan Hall, St. Francis High School: Mon Loyal

• Maia Walter: Legacy Christian Academy: Madame Pernelle

• Robert Fix-Keltner, Coon Rapids High School: Cop 1

• Ted Vang, Blaine High School graduate: Cop 2

Along with the cast, other current Anoka-Ramsey students are contributing their talents to the production as well. Behind the scenes, Blaine High School graduate Paige Thorne works as stage manager for “Tartuffe.”

 

About ‘Tartuffe’

Moliere’s “Tartuffe” is a comedy of extraordinary wit and non-stop action. The Anoka-Ramsey production embraces the fun-loving atmosphere of a French comedy as well as touch on the contemporary issues at the core of the classic.

Tartuffe is an imposter and hypocrite, who insinuates himself into the heart and soul of the wealthy French family. While acting as religious guide to the family, Tartuffe attempts to marry the daughter, seduce the wife, have the son disinherited and obtain a deed to the property.

“An evening of laughs and gasps await audiences in this Anoka-Ramsey Theatre Department production,” said Blayn Lemke, theater faculty member and production director.

Seating is limited so early reservations are recommended.

Tickets are $8 in advance at the college bookstore, online at webs.AnokaRamsey.edu/theatre (click on “buy tickets now”), or at the door an hour prior to the performance.

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