* World Premiere

The Illusion (1991)
You won't want to miss this brilliant new adaptation of the 17th century romantic comedy, L'Illusion Comique. An ailing lawyer enlists the mystical powers of the wizard Alcandre to reveal the destiny of his long-lost son. Conjuring visions that are uncannily real, Alcandre recreates scenes from the romantic entanglements of the young prodigal. The son's seductive prowess leaves his father bemused, then helpless, as he watches his son descend into a labyrinth of love and jealousy, passion and remorse. This beguiling tale weaves a comic tapestry of rare poetic elegance laced with mischief.
About the Play
Written By: Tony Kushner
Pierre Corneille - Author, L'Illusion Comique
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About the Production
Run Dates: 6/1/1991 - 6/30/1991
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: David Ira Goldstein
Cast: Laurence Ballard - Alcandre, a magician
Ted D'Arms - Pridamant of Avignon, a lawyer
Robert Nadir - Matamore
David Pichette - The Amaneunsis, servant to Alcandre
Faye Price M. - Elicea; Lyse; Clarina, the maind and friend
Stephanie Shine - Melibea; Isabelle; Hippolyta, the beloved
G. Valmont Thomas - Pleribo; Adraste; Prince Florilame, the rival
Christopher Evan Welch - Calistro; Clindor; Theogenes, son of Pridamant
Behind the Scenes: Geoffrey Alm - Fight Choreographer
Gene Davis Buck - Costume Designer
Jeffrey K. Hanson - Stage Manager
David Hunter Koch - Composer and Sound Design
Greg Lucas - Set Designer
Rick Paulsen - Lighting Designer
Phil Schermer - Producing Director
Jeff Steitzer - Artistic Director
Susan Trapnell Moritz - Managing Director