THE CLASSICS THEATRE PROJECT is providing FREE admission to their production of Molière's IMAGINARY INVALID for Richardson ISD high school students and teachers every Thursday night of the show's run at The Core Theatre in Richardson. The 17th century French dramatist, Molière, is considered one of the greatest comedy writers in history and his work has been credited with evolving social comedy to the form we recognize today. A staple of English, Theatre, and French curriculum, The Classics Theatre Project is happy to be able to bring his work to life for students and teachers to experience for free as part of the non-profit's mission to make the classics accessible to all.
Select performances occur at 7:30PM Thursday September 9, September 16, and September 23. Students and teachers can pick their Thursday and simply present their school ID at the door for FREE admission or they may reserve a seat in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no shortage of quick wit, over-the-top characters, physical comedy, or zany situations in Molière's precursor to the modern farce, THE IMAGINARY INVALID, as Argan, a miserly hypochondriac, is treated for a range of ills by a multitude of doctors indulging his “sufferings” for their benefit. He plans for his daughter to marry the son of a doctor, to have one nearby at all times and at a discount. She has her own plans to marry another man she truly loves while her stepmother plans to have her sent to a convent, in order to claim an inheritance for herself when Argan meets his seemingly imminent demise. Soon the entire household gets embroiled in madcap schemes as the maid, and Argan’s brother argue and trick their way through this comedy in an effort to save true love, give the doctors a taste of their own medicine, and mend the family broken by Argan’s obsession.
The Classics Theatre Project has produced classic works throughout Dallas for the past three years and is bringing its mission to enrich the culture of North Texas to Richardson for the first time. They will be mounting another socially relevant classic in Richardson in October, with Eugene O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE.
FREE ADMISSION TO TCTP'S PRODUCTION OF MOLIÈRE'S THE IMAGINARY INVALID
7:30 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
7:30 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
7:30 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Open to all Richardson ISD High School Students and Teachers
Please bring your RISD ID to the performance
Performances take place at The Core Theatre's Venue
518 W Arapaho Rd, Ste 115, Richardson, TX 75080
*All cast, crew and house staff are vaccinated for COVID 19
*All Dallas County mandates and recommendations will be followed for patrons. Masks are required for the lobby and restrooms and recommended while not enjoying concessions, watching the show.