Preview: Pittsburgh Savoyards’ presentation of Molière’s Imaginary Invalid

The Pittsburgh Savoyards opened their 84th season on July 22nd with live performances of Molière’s final theatrical work, The Imaginary Invalid, on the outdoor stage at the South Park Theatre.

From Molière, the most performed French playwright of all time comes the story of Argan (played by Ned Stone). Argan is a hypochondriac who makes everyone in his life miserable. His melodramatic suffering from imagined ills and endless, unnecessary curative treatments only compound his misery. Literally and figuratively, his doctors and apothecary are bleeding him dry. 

His duplicitous second wife (Beline, played by Sally Demead) schemes to inherit his entire estate. 

His daughter, Angélique, is in love with Cléante (Jordan Speranzo). Still, Argan engages her to an oafish medical student to secure free medical care for himself. Argan’s foolish and unshakable devotion to medicine is out of control, and it is up to Toinette (Sarah Krempaski), the family’s faithful servant, to set the household to rights again.

The Robert Hockenberry-directed production continues on from July 30th to August 1st, at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, PA.

Additional performances are on August 6th to 8th, indoors at the air-conditioned Pittsburgh Savoyards headquarters, 523 Lincoln Ave. in Bellevue, PA.

Don’t miss this chance to see the Imaginary Invalid, one of the most performed plays presented by one of Pittsburgh’s longest producing theater company’s, The Pittsburgh Savoyards.

Checkout Britt’s review, recently posted on the PitR site.

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