PLEASE NOTE: Pre-sales for this performance have ended, however, tickets will be available at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the box office beginning at 6pm for the 7pm show.
Tartuffe: Born Again
Translated and adapted by Freyda Thomas
From the original French by Moliere
Co-directed by faculty members Amy Holtcamp & Silas Cooper, NOCCA's Drama Division presents a hilarious update on the classic Tartuffe. This modern adaptation casts Tartuffe as a deposed televangelist who rooks Orgon and his family of their money and property and nearly compromises Orgon's wife. The action takes place in a religious television studio in Baton Rouge where the characters cavort to either prevent or aid Tartuffe in his machinations. Written in modern verse, Tartuffe: Born Again adheres closely to the structure and form of the original. Moliere's legendary comedic characters are delightfully at home in this modern day version that played at New York's Circle in the Square.
Featured in the talented cast of NOCCA students are:
- Brendon Bruno, Mandeville High
- Luke Diamond, Homeschooled
- Andrea Gros, Benjamin Franklin High
- Mariah Guillmette, Benjamin Franklin High
- Tyler Johnson, Benjamin Franklin High
- Rexton Laird, NOCCA Academic Studio
- Ian McCarthy, Benjamin Franklin High
- Leigh O’Connell, Mandeville High
- Matthew Raetz, New Orleans Science & Math
- Sarah Sanders, Northshore High
- Payton Smith, NOCCA Academic Studio
- Reid Williams, NOCCA Academic Studio
The NOCCA Institute
The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) is a world-class educational institution that has been changing the lives of young people since 1973. Every year, this professional arts training center provides intensive instruction in Classical Music, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Jazz, Media Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, and academics to students from public, private, and parochial schools across Louisiana. Students attend via schoolday, after-school, weekend, and summer sessions. Admission to NOCCA is by audition, and there is no tuition.
The NOCCA Institute provides supplemental funding for NOCCA students and advocacy for NOCCA’s world-class program. Some of the Institute’s more notable endeavors include: a year-round Financial Aid Program, an Artists-in-Residence Program, capital campaigns for NOCCA’s state-of-the-art campus, and numerous arts programs for the general public.