Friday, March 05, 2010

The Pear Avenue Theatre - The Illusion - Opens March 19th, 2010

The Pear Avenue Theatre - The Illusion - Opens March 19th, 2010


directed by

Michael Champlin


cast (click on Name for Bio and Picture)

Isaac Benelli
Bill Davidovich
Monique Hafen
Jim Johnson
Drew Ledbetter
Sepideh Moafi
Ray Renati*
Patricia Tyler

*Member, Actors Equity


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Artistic Staff

Director Michael Champlin
Set Designer Ron Gasparinetti
Stage Manager Shannon Wass
Lighting Designer Michael Sokolsky
Costume Designer Rebecca Ennals
Sound Designer Valerie Clear

The Play

The Illusion is a play by Tony Kushner, adapted from Pierre Corneille's seventeenth-century comedy, L'Illusion Comique. It 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 where names change and allegiances shift. Pridamant watches, but only as the strange tale reaches its conclusion does he learn the ultimate truth about his son.
The Illusion has a lighter mood than Kushner's most famous play, Angels in America, but the two plays share a love of poetic dialogue and theatricality.

Box Office Information

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