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5/12 The Illusion

05/09/2015

This Tuesday, MAY 12th, we will be reading THE ILLUSION by Pierre Corneille, adapted by Tony Kushner.

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Freely adapted by playwright Tony Kushner, THE ILLUSION triumphs as a thoroughly modern rendering of Pierre Corneille’s neoclassical French comedy, L’ILLUSION COMIQUE. The play follows a contrite father, Pridamant, seeking news of his prodigal son from the sorcerer Alcandre. The magician conjures three episodes from the young man’s life. Inexplicably, each scene finds the boy in a slightly different world: names change, allegiances shift, and fairy-tale simplicity evolves into elegant tragedy. Pridamant watches, enthralled by the boy’s struggles, but only as the strange tale reaches its conclusion does he confront the ultimate – and unexpected – truth about his son.

WHERE:
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood 90038

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 12th
7:00pm

PARKING:
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.

ADMISSION:
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
PRIDAMANT OF AVIGNON – John Ross Clark
THE AMANUENSIS/GERONTE – Meghan Allison
ALCANDRE – Pat Lentz
CALISTO/CLINDOR/THEOGENES – Lucas Alifano
MELIBEA/ISABELLE/HIPPOLYTA – Amy Bartlett
ELICIA/LYSE/CLARINA – Hannah Doty
PLERIBO/ADRASTE/PRINCE FLORILAME – Oscar Gubelman
MATAMORE – Emily Clark

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