Last Weekend To Enjoy Repertoire Theatre’s “The Imaginary Invalid”
The Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company brings you, “The Imaginary Invalid” by Moliere and adopted by Milles Malleson.
Jean Baptiste Moliere’s classic satire of the medical profession will have audiences in stitches when an eccentric, wealthy woman, Madame Argan, crippled by severe hypochondria tries to marry her daughter off to a physician so she always has a doctor around. Hilarity ensues as our dramatic hypochondriac spends all of her money on her imaginary ailments, romantic twists evolve, and a cast of characters comparable to that of a dysfunctional family interact.
At the urging of her sensible servant Toinette, Argan feigns death to test her daughter’s affection only to discover her contempt. Toinette and Argan’s brother Beralde then convince Argan to liberate herself from her grasping physicians by becoming her own doctor. The play closes with the physicians’ lively examination of Argan and her entry into the profession, full of musical pomp and pidgin Latin.
Cast of The Imaginary Invalid are:
Madame Argan: Cathy “C J” Jensen
Angelica: Rebecca Bailey
Beline: Samantha “Sam” Holt
Bennefoy: Skip Hyde
Cleante: Nick Edwards
Dr. Diaforus: Michael Dzik
Apothecary: Craig Rouch
Beralde: Michael Young
Dr. Purgon: Jack Dinsmoor
Louis: Collin Eshelman
The show is directed by Art Blume.
Remaining performances will be on Friday and Saturday May 15th and 16th 2009. Curtain time will be at 7:00 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, May 17th, 2009 and curtain time will be at 2:00 p.m.
This presentation will be at the Hempel Auditorium in the YMCA of the Rockies, tickets are available at the door for $10 or at Macdonald Book Shop, so get your tickets today!