The Imaginary Invalid: Moliere Comedy Gets a Glam Rock Update at Hoover Theatre
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The last date listed for The Imaginary Invalid was Thursday June 30, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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each character added their own dynamic element to this show and it really made it a hilarious and extremely entertaining show. well casted and performed. Anything Shady Shakespeare puts on is well worth seeing. Don't sell yourself short. Go see...continued
Argan, an aging glam rocker, has everything – wealth, two lovely daughters, a beautiful second wife… and a bevy of imagined illnesses. Engaging several doctors to prescribe medications and treatments for his supposed afflictionsis besieged by imaginary ailments, Argan resents the mounting cost of his therapy, constantly looking for a way to save money.
He lands on a scheme to marry his oldest daughter to a medical student in a plan to obtain free doctor’s care. Unfortunately, his daughter, Angelique, is already in love with the handsome Cleante. Meanwhile, his second wife is scheming to have her stepdaughters disinherited. Will Argan send his daughter to a convent and spend the rest of his life (and the rest of his money) on worthless potions? Or will common sense and true love triumph? Find out as Shawn Andrei directs his new translation of this classic 17-century comedy.
“The influence of Molière’s plays can be found even today in TV sitcoms,” notes Larry Barrott, artistic director of the Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company. “Invalid is a fun choice in a world filled with reality shows like The Osbournes and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The play echoes the late ’70s/early ’80s obsessions with wealth, excess, and big hair—not to mention musical revolution. It fits perfectly into a world of drugs, sex, and rock ’n’ roll.”
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