Seattle Repertory Theatre Presents: The Imaginary Invalid by Molière. Seattle Repertory Theatre features a gassy comedy that will have you questioning your own health care in The Imaginary Invalid. Molière’s zany satire on the world of medicine – the questionable cures and the costs-is a swirl of romantic triangles, double entendres and mistaken identities. To quell his growing pile of medical bills, Monsieur Argan, a chronic hypochondriac, will go to any length to marry his daughter off to a doctor. Of course, his daughter has other ideas.
The Director, David Schweizer, makes his return to Seattle Repertory Theatre, where he previously directed Aliens In America and Sugar Plum Fairy. Some years ago, he made his Seattle debut with a collaboration between the New City Theater and Milwaukee’s Theatre X creating the multi-media theater piece A History of Sexuality inspired by the works of Michel Faucoult, which went from the New City space here on Capitol Hill on to a European Tour.
The Imaginary Invalid plays in the Bagley Wright Theatre from February 21 through March 22. Previews begin February 21, with opening night set for February 27. Pay-What-You-Can performance Monday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15-$59 through the Seattle Repertory Theatre box office seven days a week at (206) 443-2222 or online at www.seattlerep.org.
UPDATE: We have posted a review of the play.