Rehearsals have begun for the Signature Theatre Company production of Tony Kushner's The Illusion. The Off-Broadway staging, based on the play by Pierre Corneille, begins May 17 and features Peter Bartlett, Lois Smith, David Margulies, Sean Dugan, Amanda Quaid, Henry Stram, Merritt Wever and Finn Wittrock.
Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) helms the production. Opening night is June 5. The run continues to July 10. Here is a first look at the cast in rehearsal:
Tony Kushner's Illusion, With Peter Bartlett and Lois Smith, in Rehearsal
Here's how Signature characterizes the play: "A lawyer, facing mortality, desperate to find the son he drove away years before, travels in the dead of night to a mysterious cave. There he engages the services of a wizard, who conjures up visions of the romantic, adventurous, perilous life the lawyer's son has been living since his father expelled him from home. The Illusion, freely adapted from Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique, is Kushner's most joyfully theatrical play, a wildly entertaining tale of passion and regret, of love, disillusionment and magic."
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