5/12 The Illusion
This Tuesday, MAY 12th, we will be reading THE ILLUSION by Pierre Corneille, adapted by Tony Kushner.
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.
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, May 12th
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.
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
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