Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp have co-adapted the classic, which will begin previews Sept. 3 and officially open Sept. 12. Bayes will also helm the production that will run through Oct. 10.
As previously reported, Breaker (Passing Strange, Shrek) will star as Sganarelle in the production that will feature live carnival-style music. The cast will also feature Epp, Renata Friedman, Allen Gilmore, Ashley Marshall, Don Darryl Rivera and Chelsey Rives. Musicians Greg C. Powers and Robertson Witmer will complete the ensemble.
Molière's A Doctor in Spite of Himself will have scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Elizabeth Caitlin Ward, lighting design by Greg Sullivan and original music and sound design by Aaron Halva.
Here's how the Intiman bills the work: "Playing doctor takes on a whole new meaning in Molière’s bawdy comedy, which reaches increasingly over-the-top levels of comic pandemonium after a marital squabble between husband and wife Sganarelle and Martine escalates. The spirited wife decides to get revenge on her scoundrel of husband by convincing the town that he’s the best doctor around and can cure any ailment, but he turns the tables on her—and everyone else—with his own definition of 'in sickness and in health.'"
For tickets to The Doctor in Spite of Himself at the Intiman, 201 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, can be purchased by calling (206) 269-1900.
For more information visit Intiman.org.