A Preview of Signature Theatre Company's Illusion (Video)

PlayBlog   A Preview of Signature Theatre Company's Illusion (Video)
Signature Theatre Company's production of Tony Kushner's The Illusion, based on the play by 17th-century tragic playwright Pierre Corneille, is currently playing Off-Broadway's Peter Norton Space.

Tony Award winner Michael Mayer directs the production that features Peter Bartlett, Lois Smith, David Margulies, Sean Dugan, Amanda Quaid, Henry Stram, Merritt Wever and Finn Wittrock. Previews began May 17 for a now-extended run to July 17.

The Illusion, according to press notes, focuses on "a lawyer [Margulies], facing mortality, desperate to find the son [Wittrock] he drove away years before, [who] travels in the dead of night to a mysterious cave. There he engages the services of a wizard [Smith], 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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