A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes, Tricycle Theatre

Michelle Bonnard (Maxine), Ayesha Antoine (Afreeka Organdy), Lucian Msamati (Toof), Wil Johnson (Organdy), Karl Queensborough (Gumper). Photo by Mark Douet I80A7811Molière’s 1664 comedy Tartuffe transplanted to present-day Atlanta, Georgia: it sounds like an inspired idea. The hypocritical religious devotee becomes a charlatan preacher fleecing his flock, offering salvation in exchange for hard cash and a distinctly unpriestly grope. But Marcus Gardley’s attempt to put a contemporary spin on a once incendiary play comes with a trying side order of cartoonish caricatures and creaky sex farce.

Read my full theartsdesk review here

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