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Hartwick Theatre Presents ‘The Imaginary Invalid’

April 16, 2012

Hartwick College Theatre Arts will stage Oded Gross and Tracy Young's 2011 adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid by the French playwright Molière. The production includes original lyrics by Oded Gross, Paul James Prendergast and Tracy Young and Original Music by Paul James Prendergast.

The play will be held on April 20, 21, 25, 26, and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m. in Slade Theatre, Yager Hall on the Hartwick College campus. Tickets are $8 for general admission or $5 for students or seniors. For ticket reservations, call 607-431-4227.

Molière's The Imaginary Invalid proves that laughter is the best medicine. The comedy involves Argan, a rich Parisian weighed down by his hypochondria. Because Argan thinks he has every disease in the book, there are plenty of quacks ready to take advantage of his paranoia. Argan's woes are compounded by his family: a gold-digging wife and two stubborn daughters determined to marry on their own terms. This 2011 adaptation adds a 60s vibe, original songs, and contemporary references. It's sure to be good for what ails you.

Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Marc E. Shaw, The Imaginary Invalid features Daniel Etcheverry as Argan, Kayleigh Zapf as Toinette, Tyler Haupt as Guy, Katelyn Welch as Angelique, Lauren Cipriano as Beline, Lindsay Wynne as Louison, Michale Seeber as M. DeBonnefoi, Stephen Walling as Beralde, Keir Alexander as Cleante, Keith Wilson as Thomas, Anastasia Marcos as M. Diafoirus, Tyler Smith as M. Fleurant, Roderick Coffey as Dr. Purgon, and Rebecca Christoffel as Sandrine.

 Scenic Design is by Instructor in Technical Theatre Gary Burlew, Lighting Design by Kelly Fayton and Costume Design by Joey Haws. For more information, or to reserve tickets, call 607-431-4227.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable

Contact: Christopher Lott
E-mail: lottc@hartwick.edu
Phone: 607-431-4030