"Tartuffe" in three acts premiered on May 12, 1664, as part of grand court festivities in Versailles. The complete five-act version was presented on November 29 of the same year before members of the royal family in Le Raincy near Paris. However, due to objections from influential religious circles who took offense at the religious connotations, it was banned. Molière, in the preface to the printed edition of his comedy in 1669, when the ban on its performance was finally lifted, and he obtained permission for its publication, wrote: "A man easily endures reproach but hardly bears ridicule. He is ready to be considered evil, but by no means does he want to be considered ridiculous." Molière satirizes vices that are deeply rooted in society even today. Join us for "Tartuffe, Tartuffe, Tartuffe," a timeless exploration of hypocrisy, deception, and societal foibles.