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Written by Molière, adapted by Richard Wilbur and directed by Julia Matthews, “Tartuffe” will be performed in Albright College’s Center for the Arts Theatre, Thur.-Sat., Nov. 10-12 at 8 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit albright.edu/tickets or call 610-921-7547.

Tartuffe poster

The play is about Monsieur Orgon, who has a comfortable life in Paris with a lovely home, a beautiful wife and two grown children, yet he feels something is missing. He brings home Tartuffe to be his spiritual advisor, and Tartuffe proposes some radical changes, much to the family’s dismay. This classic comedy asks if we can ever really recognize virtue when we see it.

Born in 1622, Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), was a French playwright, actor and poet known for stage comedies. Many of his plays, including “Tartuffe,” were labeled scandalous and were suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church.

Considered by many to be his most scandalous play, a five-act version of “Tartuffe” was played once in 1667 and was subsequently banned by police and the Archbishop. Today, Molière is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest writers.

Albright College’s national award-winning theatre program and Domino Players theatre company has been invited to perform at Kennedy festival II 11 times in the last 15 years.

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CANCELLATION: Saturday and Sunday's theatre performances of “The Big House” are cancelled as we follow established protocols for isolating cast and crew members who recently tested positive for COVID. For those who purchased tickets, bear with us as we determine our ability to reschedule performances. The CFA Box Office will provide further details for ticket exchanges and other options.


Written and produced by Albright College’s Domino Players theatre company -- led by Matt Fotis, Ph.D., associate professor of theatre -- “The Big House” will premiere at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. Performances will be held in the Albright Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m.

"The Big House" advertisement

Continuing the Domino Players’ tradition of premiering original work, this company-created piece explores the many faces of “home,” and investigates the different ways we construct, inhabit, and engage with our families, our communities, our country, the places we call home and our shared digital worlds.

Albright’s national award-winning theatre program has been invited to perform at Kennedy festival II 11 times in the last 15 years.

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"Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists, 1936 Present,” at Albright College’s Freedman Gallery, Aug. 17 through Dec. 5, 2021, highlights the indelible ways in which the women of American Abstract Artists have, for more than 80 years, shifted and shaped the frontiers of American abstraction. Freedman Gallery admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit is an awe-inspiring celebration of an intergenerational group of artists — one that is both comprehensive and long overdue.  From the outset — due as much to their divergent status as abstract artists as to their gender — women of American Abstract Artists (AAA) were already working on the periphery of the art world. Yet their hierarchy of distilled form, immaculate line and pure color came close to being the mantra of 1930s modern art.

Through 54 works, “Blurring Boundaries” explores the artists’ astounding range of styles, including their individual approaches to the guiding principles of abstraction: color, space, light, material, and process. It traces the extraordinary contributions of the female artists within AAA, from the founders to today’s practicing members. Included are works by historic members Perle Fine, Esphyr Slobodkina, Irene Rice Pereira, Alice Trumbull Mason, and Gertrude Greene, as well as current members such as Ce Roser, Irene Rousseau, Judith Murray, Alice Adams, Merrill Wagner and Katinka Mann.

 “We are pleased to be one of only a handful of venues, and the only one in Pennsylvania, to host this important exhibition,” said David Tanner, director for the Center for the Arts at Albright College. “We are particularly excited to see work included in the show by four artists whose works have formerly hung on our walls, including Perle Fine, Lee Krasner, Claire Seidl, and Merrill Wagner. In fact, the Freedman Gallery loaned Lee Krasner’s “Free Space,” a serigraph from 1975 to the traveling exhibition.”

Albright’s Freedman Gallery is open daily Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; closed for holidays and official college breaks. Please follow all guidelines posted onsite and online related to safety precautions for the ongoing pandemic. The following events are also free and open to the public:

Additional venues for this important traveling exhibition include the South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Ind., the Baker Museum, Naples, Fla., the Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., and Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Conn.

“Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists, 1936-Present” was organized by The Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, Ky. and the Ewing Gallery, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. The exhibition was curated by Rebecca DiGiovanna.

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