Who:  The Ohio State University at Lima
What: 
Imaginary Invalid back at Ohio State for spring production
When:
  8 p.m., May 8-10, and at 2 p.m., May 11
Where: 
Reed Hall Auditorium
Contact: 
Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Erin McVicker at (419) 995-8332
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 28, 2003

Contact: Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Erin McVicker at (419) 995-8332

Imaginary Invalid back at Ohio State for spring production

The Ohio State University at Lima Theatre Department will present its spring production of The Imaginary Invalid at 8 p.m., May 8-10, and at 2 p.m., May 11, in the Reed Hall Auditorium. The show was originally scheduled and advertised to run at the Veteransí Memorial Civic and Convention Center to accommodate the construction schedule for the Reed Hall renovation project. Construction has now been scheduled to begin soon after the play closes.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students, and $5 for senior citizens and children 12 and under. For information or tickets call the Box Office at (419) 995-8382.

The Imaginary Invalid is a comedy translated and adapted by Tim Mooney from the original by Moliere. It is directed by Dr. Joe Brandesky, with set design by Matthew Kari and costume design by Loo Brandesky.

The cast and crew:

Argan

 Jair Torres, Lima

Toinette

 Anne Maag, Kalida

Angelique

 Emily LaMantia, Lima

Cleante

 Chase Shreefer, Lima

Beline

 Christine Blain, Lima

Beralde

 Josh Parker, Harrod

Loison

 Danielle Axton, St. Marys

Bonnefoy

 Mike Seibert, Spencerville

Dr. Diafoirus

 James Werchan, Lima

Thomas Diafoirus

 TJ Hemleben, Wapak

Fleurant

 Mike Seibert, Spencerville

Dr. Purgon

 Adam Friemoth, Delphos

President

 Janera Torres, Lima

1st Doctor

 Sara Newcomer, New Knoxville

2nd Doctor

 Theresa Lunz, Wapak

3rd Doctor

 Lee Sutton-Ramspeck, Lima

4th and 5th Doctor

 Laura Mawhorr, Lima

Assistant Director/Stage Manager

 Brianne Byrne, Wapak

Sound

 John Stuber, Kenton

Lights

 Michael Grumelot, St. Marys

Costumes

 LeAnn Warnecke, Spencerville

Synopsis:

Argan is a wealthy middle-class man who, because of his desire for attention and self-indulgence, affects severe illness. His obsession makes him a perfect target for the medical quacks of the day and for a grasping second wife who hopes to see him killed off by the doctorsí cures so that she may inherit his fortune. To save money, Argan insists that his daughter marry someone in the medical profession and chooses the imbecile son of his doctor. His daughter, Angelique, is in love with another man. Through the efforts of Toinette, a saucy servant, the mercenary second wife is revealed to the blind husband and the daughter permitted to marry the man she loves. The end of the play features an elaborate parody of the medical profession.

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