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a comedy by Molière
translated and adapted by James Magruder
March 31 - April 10, 2016 • Arthur Miller Theatre
A self-absorbed hypochondriac of the highest order, Argon keeps two opportunistic physicians busy to his own fiscal dismay. But Argon is no fool despite his foibles, and devises a plan to get all the medical advice (as well as the attention) he needs at no cost — by marrying his daughter to a doctor. Horrified, the entire household goes into overdrive, with outrageous plots and disguises, in an effort to prevent this disastrous marriage to a dolt and to facilitate true love.
Written by Molière, The Imaginary Invalid is a brilliant, comical, and satirical broadside at the medical profession. Considered one of the greatest comic dramatists of all time, Molière was a master of farce -— both as a playwright and performer. Playing the title role when Invalid opened in 1673, Molière was, ironically, gravely ill and collapsed during the fourth performance, dying only an hour later. This contemporary adaptation by James Magruder was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre in 1999. In today’s world of medical innovations, WebMD, and HMOs, The Imaginary Invalid is still a masterpiece of comic confusion and scathing social commentary.
|Scenic Designer||Vincent Mountain|
|Stage Manager||Alexis Breese|
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