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The Imaginary Invalid

October 9 - November 19, 2016

Molière 's The Imaginary Invalid

Adapted by Constance Congdon • Based on a New Translation by Dan Smith

Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott

“Just what the doctor ordered” – LA Times
The Imaginary Invalid proves again that laughter is the best medicine.” – LA Times

As his medical debts mount, Argan, a man whose mental neuroses grossly outweigh his physical maladies, concocts a scheme to marry his daughter off to a family of physicians. High comedy ensues–replete with thwarted love, false identities, dexterous wordplay, musical interludes, and a healthy dose of derision towards the medical profession. This is Molière at the top of his form: a sparkling, effervescent, incisive romp that will leave you in stitches.

Running Time: 2 hours including intermission

“The laughs fly fast and furious under Julia Rodriguez-Elliott’s effervescent direction.” – StageSceneLA

 

The Imaginary Invalid Press Photos
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Carolyn Ratteray (Béline), Josh Odsess-Rubin (Cléante), Apollo Dukakis (Argan), Kelsey Carthew (Angélique), Freddy Douglas (Mr. Fleurant/Mr. de Bonnefoi), and Deborah Strang (Toinette). Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Rafael Goldstein (Claude De Aria), Jeremy Rabb (Doctor Purgeon), Kelsey Carthew (Angélique), Apollo Dukakis (Argan), and Josh Odsess-Rubin (Cléante). Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Apollo Dukakis (Argan) and Kelsey Carthew (Angélique). Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Deborah Strang (Toinette), Apollo Dukakis (Argan), and Kelsey Carthew (Angélique). Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Apollo Dukakis (Argan), and Carolyn Ratteray (Béline). Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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“Delectably funny (and playfully raunchy)” – StageSceneLA
“Uproarious” – South Pasadena Review
“Raucously hysterical” – Pasadena Independent
“New and fresh” – Stage Raw

artists + cast

The Artists

The Cast

† Designer is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829 of the IATSE

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage
Managers in the United States.

ANW Resident Artis

The Imaginary Invalid Costume Renderings
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Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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The Imaginary Invalid costume design and renderings by Angela Balogh Calin.

The Imaginary Invalid Costume Inspiration
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All images are for research purposes. The Imaginary Invalid costume design by Angela Balogh Calin.

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All images are for research purposes. The Imaginary Invalid costume design by Angela Balogh Calin.

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All images are for research purposes. The Imaginary Invalid costume design by Angela Balogh Calin.

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All images are for research purposes. The Imaginary Invalid costume design by Angela Balogh Calin.

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All images are for research purposes. The Imaginary Invalid costume design by Angela Balogh Calin.

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All images are for research purposes. The Imaginary Invalid costume design by Angela Balogh Calin.

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All images are for research purposes. The Imaginary Invalid costume design by Angela Balogh Calin.

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All images are for research purposes. The Imaginary Invalid costume design by Angela Balogh Calin.

The Imaginary Invalid Scenic Inspiration
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All images are for research purposes. The Imaginary Invalid scenic design by Angela Balogh Calin.

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All images are for research purposes. The Imaginary Invalid scenic design by Angela Balogh Calin.

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All images are for research purposes. The Imaginary Invalid scenic design by Angela Balogh Calin.

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All images are for research purposes. The Imaginary Invalid scenic design by Angela Balogh Calin.

 

Header photo: Pictured: Ensemble. Photo by Craig Schwartz.