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The Imaginary Invalid

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Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Ohio Arts Council

October 05 - November 03, 2012

Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

The Imaginary Invalid

By Moliere / Adapted by Oded Gross and Tracy Young / Original music by Paul James Prendergast / Lyrics by Oded Gross, Paul James Prendergast and Tracy Young / Originally produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Directed by Tracy Young

Run Time: 2 hours & 30 minutes (including intermission)

The wealthy Argan is a housebound hypochondriac who fears he’s contracted every disease imaginable. Unfortunately, a pack of quacks is more than happy to (mis)treat him. Can Argan find the cure for what ails him, and bankroll his medical bills by marrying his daughter to a doctor? The answer will leave you…in stitches. Infused with 60s pop culture and original music, this madcap makeover of Molière’s comic classic is just what the doctor ordered!

Presented with generous support from John and Barbara Schubert.

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Laughter is the best medicine. Tom Ford (as Argan) stars in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Tom Ford (as Argan) shares a tender moment with Jodi Dominick (as his daughter Louison) in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Tom Ford (as Argan) and Lise Bruneau (as Beline) make an unlikely and comic couple in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Jodi Dominick (left, as Louison), Sara M. Bruner (center, as Toinette) and Kimbre Lancaster (right, as Angelique) celebrate and take center stage in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Juan Rivera Lebron (as the young lover Cleante) prepares to woo his soul mate in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Who's the imaginary invalid? This guy is. Actor Tom Ford (as Argan) shares the spotlight with Sara M. Bruner (as his servant Toinette) in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Tom Ford (left as Argan) shares the spotlight with Aled Davies (right as Monsieur Diafoirus) in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Ian Gould (as Thomas Diafoirus) prepares to propose marriage in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Juan Rivera Lebron (as the young lover Cleante) woos his wife-to-be (actor Kimbre Lancaster as Angelique) with a song in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Sara M. Bruner (center as Toinette) shares a tender moment with David Anthony Smith (seated left as Beralde) in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor David Anthony Smith (as Beralde) gives his brother (actor Tom Ford as Argan) a wild ride in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

A greedy wife (actor Lise Bruneau, right, as Beline) celebrates the demise of her wealthy husband (actor Tom Ford as Argan, on couch) while the servant Toinette (actor Sara M. Bruner, left) watches in horror during Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

A conniving couple (actor J. Todd Adams as Monsieur De Bonnefoi and actor Lise Bruneau as Beline) conspires in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

A comic couple (actor Ian Gould as Thomas Diafoirus and actor Jodi Dominick as Louison) find themselves in a compromising position during Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Sara M. Bruner (as Toinette) steps into the spotlight as M.A. Taylor (as her brother, Guy) obeserves in Great Lakes Theater's 60s-inspired and music-infused adaptation of Moliere's comic classic "The Imaginary Invalid" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)