PHOTO CALL: Heroes and Hypocrites

News   PHOTO CALL: Heroes and Hypocrites Director Joe Dowling and stars Kathryn Meisle and Henry Goodman celebrated the Jan. 9 opening of the Roundabout revival of Moliere's Tartuffe at Laura Belle. Meisle plays the witty wife who outsmarts the lusty hypocrite portrayed by Goodman.

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Respected for his interpretations of Moliere, Brian Bedford plays Tartuffe's good-hearted, but clueless victim Orgon opposite Goodman as the religious con man of the title. Also in the cast are J. Smith-Cameron as the sharp-tongued maid Dorine, John Bedford Lloyd as Cleante, Jeffrey Carlson as Valere, T.R. Knight as Damis, Bryce Dallas Howard as Mariane, Rosaleen Linehan as Madame Pernelle, Philip Goodwin as Mons. Loyal and Kathryn Meisle as Elmire, Orgon's wife and the objection of Tartuffe's lust.

Produced by the Roundabout Theatre, Tartuffe began performances at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre on Dec. 6. Joe Dowling directs the classic Moliere comedy.

Bottom photo: Brian Bedford with film and sometimes stage star Lauren Bacall.

Photos by Aubrey Reuben

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