Seventeen 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.
Congratulations to the Anoka-Ramsey students cast in the play:
- Bill Gleason, Elk River High School: Tartuffe
- Jasper Thomas, Pine City High School graduate: Orgon
- Teddi Scheel, Mounds View High School: Elmire
- Michael Courtney, St. Francis High School: Valere
- April Bartels, Irondale High School: Mariane
- Jarrod Dukowitz, Little Falls High School: Damis
- William Kaiser, Spring Lake Park High School: Cleante
- Emily Picardi, Andover High School graduate: Dorine
- Lucas Zuniga, Irondale High School: Officer
- Jonathan Hall, St. Francis High School: Mon Loyal
- Maia Walter: Legacy Christian Academy: Madame Pernelle
- Emily Goener, St. Michael-Albertville High School: Flopte
- Ireti Coker, Champlin Park High School: Kaurent
- Robert Fix-Keltner, Coon Rapids High School: Cop 1
- Ted Vang, Blaine High School graduate: Cop 2
- Matt Zierden, Oak River High School: Cop 3
- Laura Gadke, Venice High School: Cop 4
Along with the cast, other current Anoka-Ramsey students are contributing their talents to the production as well. Behind the scenes are: Ashley Milewski, Columbia Heights High School (Sound), Katie Phillips (Set Design), Josie Liebnow (Costume Design), Marissa Matt, Home Schooled (Make-Up Design) and Paige Thorne, Blaine High School (Stage Manager).
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 Theatre faculty member and production director, Blayn Lemke.
Seating limited so early reservations are recommended. Tickets are $8 in advance at the college bookstore, online at webs.AnokaRamsey.edu/theatre (Buy Tickets Now ), or at the door an hour prior to the performance. For more information about other public events at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit AnokaRamsey.edu.