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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


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Beth Sorensen
Office of Communications
503/777-7574
beth.sorensen@reed.edu


REED COLLEGE THEATRE PRESENTS MOLIERE'S THE IMAGINARY INVALID

The Reed College theatre will present Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid on Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4, and the following Thursday through Saturday, November 9 to 11, at 8 p.m. on the theatre mainstage. Admission is $1 for Reed community members, $3 for students and seniors, and $5 for general admission. For more information and reservations, please call the Reed theatre box office at 503/777-7284.

The Imaginary Invalid is a seventeenth-century comedic tangle of thwarted love and dubious medical practice. Originally Molière played the role of the deluded hypochondriac who tries to marry his daughter to a doctor in order to get free medical advice for himself. It is considered an excellent demonstration of Molière’s ability to create scintillating characters based on the comic figures of commedia dell‘arte.

This production, directed by Reed theatre professor Kathleen Worley, includes musical interludes and a grand finale with music composed by John Vergin ‘78. The setting is designed by Reed technical director Max Muller, with costumes by Reed costume designer Cara Carr. The translation is by Mildred Marmur.

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