IN-PERSON & ONLINE
THE IMAGINARY INVALID
Adapted by JEFFREY HATCHER
LIVE IN-PERSON & SIMULCAST
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2024 | 7:30 PM ET
Florence Gould Hall at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 at 7:30 PM ET
through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 at 11:59 PM ET
Directed by JESSE BERGER
Featuring Jordan Boatman, Will Brill, Arnie Burton, Kelley Curran, Mark Linn-Baker, Lorenzo Pisoni, and John Yi.
In Molière’s best loved comedy, Monsieur Argan is a notorious hypochondriac whose nonexistent illnesses blind him to the con men and women (his new wife) who prey on his fears to fatten their purses. His plan: marry his daughter to a doctor so he'll have free round-the-clock on-site healthcare for the rest of his life. Newly translated by Mirabelle Ordinaire and adapted for Red Bull by Jeffrey Hatcher, THE IMAGINARY INVALID is a brilliant satire of doctors, lawyers, and would-be patients who take self-care to staggering levels of pathological solipsism. A comic whirlwind of pills, lovers, therapies, disguises, vaccinations, impersonations, masks, mindfulness and miracle cures.
This reading is produced in partnership with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).
This event will premiere live in-person from Florence Gould Hall at the French Institute Alliance Française on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET. The recording will be available at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday, February 20 until 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, February 25. Open Captions will be available at 7:30 PM ET on Wednesday, February 20 until 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, February 25.
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