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The Imaginary Invalid

Nov 14, 2013 to Nov 23, 2013
By: 
Molière
Directed by: 
Carol MacVey
Location: 
David Thayer Theatre

 

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New adaptation by Emily Dendinger, Kristi Banker, Carol MacVey, and the Cast

An aging hypochondriac with a miserly streak, Argan decides the key to solving his medical needs is to marry off his daughter to a doctor. Unfortunately for him, his gold-digging wife, his wise-cracking maid, and his daughter have other ideas. A fun, fresh take on Molière's most often produced comedy; this new adaptation takes a close look at the medical industry, the source of many of Argan’s ills. With comic disguises, feigned deaths, an improvised opera, and Molière’s brilliant wit, The Imaginary Invalid could be just what the doctor ordered for a fun evening in the theatre.

 

Creative Staff  
Director Carol MacVey
Scenic Designer Josh Christoffersen
Assistant Scenic Designer Kevin Dudley
Costume Designer Emily Bushá
Assistant Costume Designer Angie Esposito
Lighting Designer Cassie Malmquist
Sound Designer Jeffrey Shuter
Stage Manager Katie Burnett*
Assistant Stage Manager Joe Pray*
Dramaturg Kristi Banker
Choreographer Jeremy Blair
Music Director Brooke LeWarne
Music Consultant/Arranger Emily Christoffersen
Movement Director Marc Frost
Vocal Coach Careena Melia

Cast  
Argan Nathan Wasson
Madeleine Lesley Geffinger
Yvanne Allyson Malandra**
Angelique Christina Sullivan*
Toinette Sasha Hildebrand
Cleante Andrew Wilkes*
Maxim Profite Ari Craven*
Dr. Diquad Aaron Weiner*
Thomas Diquad Michael Sotelo*
Babu Bupkiss Luke Millington-Drake*
Quartet Molly Elizabeth Brown*, Sarah Lovell*, Brooke LeWarne, Amelia Peacock*
*denotes undergraduate student **Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States  

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