Moliere's Tartuffe at SMC Nov. 30-Dec. 9

Cast of Moliere's TartuffeThe Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department is pleased to present Moliere’s classic comedy “Tartuffe,” or “The Imposter,” Nov. 30 through Dec. 9 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd.

Written in 1664, “Tartuffe” follows the comical antics of a dysfunctional family up in arms because they have fallen under the influence of a religiously pious fraud and a vagrant mooch.

The play, written in 12-syllable lines (alexandrines) of rhyming couplets, has been produced thousands of times throughout the world and continues to be hugely popular nearly five centuries later.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. An additional 2 p.m. matinee is added for Saturday, Dec. 8. A preview is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29.

Tickets range from $12 to $15, plus a service charge, and can be purchased by calling (310) 434-4319 or by going to Tickets are $3 higher at the door. Preview tickets are $8.  Parking is free on Friday evenings and weekends.