The Best of Moliere Retold for a Modern Audience. Students can explore and interpret the universal themes presented by the France's most famous 17th century playwright, through a contemporary production that takes place more than three centuries later. This contemporary of Moliere's classical comedy, Tartuffe is the timeless story of a religious impostor who tries to steal his wealthy benefactor's wife, daughter and fortune. Set in modern-day Los Angeles and told all in rhyme, Tartuffe comes brilliantly and bitingly alive on screen. The simple elegance of this 21st Century translation will be appreciated by both students and aficionados.