Moliere's Satire The Imaginary Invalid at A.C.T.
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The last date listed for The Imaginary Invalid was Sunday July 8, 2007 / 7:00pm (Final Performance).
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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In this cheeky satire, an old hypochondriac believes in nothing and no one—except the dubious diagnoses his quack doctors keep delivering. A.C.T.'s new production of The Imaginary Invalid offers a hysterical exposé of society's childlike devotion to staying "well"—and a prescription for a rollicking good time.
By Molière (The Misanthrope, The School for Wives, Tartuffe, The Miser, The Bourgeois Gentleman)
Adapted by Constance Congdon
Directed by Ron Lagomarsino