Tartuffe as a contemporary Östermalms nightmare

By on December 18, 2017

When Staffan Valdemar Holm directs Molières Tartuffe, the classical comedy performs both today and in Dramaten’s vicinity, in a time typical Östermalms family. Premiere on the Great Stage January 13th.

When Orgon invites home Situation Sthlm dealer Tartuffe turns his life in the wealthy family upside down. Although the rest of the family is convinced that Tartuffe is a sanctimonious imposter, Orgon has soon given him everything he owns. Everything takes place not far from Nybroplan.

It’s a total Östermalms nightmare! Suddenly, the Patriarchate changes totally and invites a Situation Sthlm dealer who gets to take over the whole home. That’s the worst thing that can happen. It ruins the entire system and it’s very fun, says director Staffan Valdemar Holm.

Molières Tartuffe was premiere in Versailles in 1664, but was banned afterwards. The ban was lifted in 1669 after the play was rewritten. In Tartuffe, Molière is hard at the double moral within the church, which among other things led him to be refused to be buried in worshiped land. In Staffan Valdemar Holm’s set-up, Moliere’s original version is played – without servility for the king’s power and without compromises.

Orgon Magnus Roosmann
Elmire Mirja Turestedt
Tartuffe Magnus Ehrner
Mariane Emma Broomé
Damis Michael Jonsson
Valère Simon Reithner
Cléante Johan Holmberg
Dorine Hulda Lind Jóhannsdóttir

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm