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1856 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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74 ratings
3.8 average rating
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4 events
2 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 07 2007

Too sily- reminded me of high school skits--trite. Was there musing in the original? Took too many liberties from the original

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 07 2007

great production. great story line. Moliere was truly a great comedic writer. This was actually my first play at ACT after having been in SF for almost 8 yrs now. I know... I'm lame.. BUT! I will be back. :)

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 17 2007

Wonderful sets, costumes, lighting, etc. An excellent adaptation from the French that was faithful to the intent, but not so rigid in translation that the original farcical nature would be lost. It played well to a contemporary American audience....continued

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Description

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