The Imaginary Invalid
It's often said that laughter is the best medicine, and nowhere is that prescription more accurate than in this rib-tickling, all new adaptation of the classic hypochondriac. The wealthy Argan is housebound with every disease in the book. Lurking around are any number of quacks that are only too happy to (mis)treat him. Family troubles, including a money-grubbing wife and two headstrong daughters, only add to Argan's miseries. Complete with original songs, satirical bite and the requisite bawdiness, this telling of the classic comedy gets an injection of 1960's French pop culture. If you're looking for a good laugh, this show is just what the doctor ordered!
Disclaimer: The Imaginary Invalid does contain occasional innuendo and double-entendre. With that caution, it will be best enjoyed by playgoers 14 and up who can keep up with the puns and wordplay.
"This is good for what ails us."
- Mail Tribune
Ensemble - SYDNEY ALEXANDER
Ensemble - CARRIE A. BERTCH
Guy - KEITH ERIK BROWN
Dr. Purgon - ADAM CAREY
Toinette - KELLY DOMINIQUE
Monsieur Diafoirus - MARK DOSTER
Beline - JANET GOVER
Madame Fleurant - LISA GRACE
Thomas Diafoirus - TONY HOLEWINSKI
Monsieur de Bonnefoi - PAUL KRINER
Beralde - LARS J. LOOFBORO
Angelique - CARRIE PHILLIPS
Cleante - AJ SHARIEF
Louison - KELLY WHITE
Argan - BEN ZYLMAN
Director - KAREN BERTHEL
Musical Director - MELISSA SPARKS
Scenic Designer - DAVID KYHN
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - BARBARA B. MOELAART
Lighting Designer - SEAN MICHAEL SMALLMAN
Sound Designer - JONATHAN de ROULET
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - CAITILIN McCOY
October 12 - October 27, 2012
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western