Free Theatre in the Parks

Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company (CCTC), the Philadelphia-area theatre company that has toured free classic plays to regional parks for over a decade, is excited to announce that our productions this summer will be a sublime, witty- with-an-edge comedy by Moliere.

“If you're still troubled, think of things this way:
No one shall know our joys, save us alone,

And there's no evil till the act is known;
it's scandal, Madam, which makes it an offense,
And it's no sin to sin in confidence."



By Molière, Translation by Richard Wilbur
Directed by Allison Heishman

This summer begins with a “Free Theatre in the Parks” production of Moliere’s comic masterpiece, TARTUFFE. Moliere’s play pokes fun at both individual and societal moral smugness, and reveals (and revels in) the outrageousness of religious hypocrisy. Orgon, the head of a wealthy family, deceives himself into believing that Tartuffe, a seemingly devout, but actually rapacious vagrant is, in fact, a man of impeccable morality and goodness. But Tartuffe is not heaven sent, and all hell breaks loose when Tartuffe sets his sights on Orgon’s fortune…and his wife. The fun heats up once the family, and the family maid, put a plan in place to prove Tartuffe to be a fraud.

TARTUFFE will slither his way through area parks and outdoor venues throughout the Greater Philadelphia area this July. Scheduling has begun!

Freelance Director and Azuka Theater’s Associate Artistic Director, Allison Heishman, has directed for many companies in Philadelphia including The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence, Skin & Bone (WP), Failure: A Love Story, Hazard County, the terrible girls (WP), Azuka One Acts (Azuka); Macbeth (Revolution Shakespeare), Rabbit Hole, Eurydice (Ruhl, Arcadia University), No Reservations (PNAA Productions, WP), Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (Plays & Players), Pinkalicious, the musical (Walnut Street Theater, Kids' Series), A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity, Spacewang (Tiny Dynamite, A Play A Pie A Pint), The Well of Horniness, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles(Quince Productions)