Columbus State University’s Production of “Tartuffe” Features Comedy, Cameos


COLUMBUS, Ga. --- Celebrities from Columbus State University will grace the stage of this week’s Department of Theatre production of “Tartuffe,” a centuries-old comedic classic.

In addition to CSU’s most talented student actors, designers and production specialists, “Tartuffe” will feature cameo performances by CSU Provost Tom Hackett on Thursday, CSU First Lady Bridget Markwood on Friday and CSU President Chris Markwood on Saturday. Each show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverside Theatre Complex on CSU’s RiverPark campus.

Molière's “Tartuffe” was first performed more than 300 years ago, but CSU’s semi-modern production is set in the 1920s. The timeless comedy follows the exploits of Tartuffe, con artist extraordinaire, in a cautionary tale complete with quick wit, star-crossed lovers and a badgering grandmother.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and active duty military and $12 for children 12 and under. CSU faculty and staff with ID will receive two free tickets. CSU students with ID will receive one free ticket. Tickets are available from the RiverSide Theatre Box Office. Visit or call 706-507-8444 for more information.