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The Illusion

Friday, March 1, 7.30 pm
Saturday, March 2
, 2 & 7.30 pm
Sunday, March 3, 2 pm
Stockbridge Theatre

Love is a sea of desire stretched between shores—only the shores are real, but how much more compelling is the sea. A dream which makes the world seem… an illusion. The art of illusion is the art of love, and the art of love is the blood-red heart of the world. At times I think there’s nothing else.

In a story that explores what is reality and what is not, an anxious father seeks to reunite with his estranged son and enlists the services of a powerful sorcerer who conjures up provocative images from the young man’s life that may or may not be quite what they seem. Tony Kushner (Angels in America) triumphantly revitalizes this 17th century theatrical fairy tale, first told by French classical dramatist Pierre Corneille in 1639, and the intoxicating result is poetic and profound, timely and transcendent, comic and moving, and a luminous paean to live theatre.


The Illusion
by Tony Kushner
freely adapted from Pierre Cornielle's L'Illusion Comique

Directed by Matthew Cahoon
Stage Managed by Claire Amirault
Lighting Design by Tayva Young
Sound and Music by Nat Ward
Production Design by Matthew Cahoon
Costume Design by Carey Cahoon
Fight Choreography by Bob Haas

Pridamant... Neal Blaiklock
The Amaneunsis... Donald Tongue
Alcandre... Peter Josephson
Calisto/Clindor/Theogenes... Aaron Compagna
Melibea/Isabelle/Hippolyta... Gina Carballo
Elicia/Lyse/Clarina... Carey Cahoon
Pleribo/Adraste/Prince Florilame... Glenn Provost
Matamore... Sebastian Lockwood

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