by Molière and adapted by Richard Wilbur

January 31 - February 9, 2025

Hilberry Gateway - the STAGE

About the show: Tartuffe by Molière, a 1664 comedic play, satirizes religious hypocrisy. The central character, Tartuffe, is a deceitful imposter who hoodwinks the wealthy Orgon with false piety. Despite Tartuffe's obvious fraudulence, Orgon remains blind to his faults. Orgon's family, particularly his wife Elmire, attempts to expose Tartuffe's true nature through comedic schemes. The play delves into themes of hypocrisy, gullibility, and the perils of blind faith. Tartuffe became one of Molière's masterpieces, celebrated for its wit and sharp critique of societal norms, and it continues to be performed today.

Season tickets are now on sale. Single tickets go on sale on September 3.

Purchase Season Tickets

Performance schedule:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, January 31
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, February 1
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, February 1
  • 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 5
  • 10 a.m. Thursday, February 6 (Student Matinee)
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, February 6
  • 8 p.m. Friday, February 7
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, February 8
  • 8 p.m. Sunday, February 9

Plan Your Visit

Hilberry Gateway
4715 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
(At the corner of Cass Avenue and W. Forest Avenue)


Entrance: Guests attending performances in the Hilberry Gateway should enter via the doors on Cass Avenue
Seating: Wheelchair-accessible seating is available on our ticketing website.
Restrooms: details coming soon

Lift: details coming soon


If street parking is unavailable, we recommend using one of the following paid lots:

  • Park N Lock (located on Cass Avenue between Forest and Hancock)
  • Surface lot on the corner of Hancock and Cass
  • Surface lot on Forest between Cass and Woodward
  • WSU Parking Structure 8, located at 91 West Forest between Woodward and Cass

Parking rates vary.