Tony Kushner's The Illusion, featuring Lois Smith, David Margulies, Peter Bartlett and more, opened June 5 at Signature's Peter Norton Space on after having begun previews on May 17.
Tony Award winner Michael Mayer directs the Off-Broadway staging featuring Peter Bartlett, Lois Smith, David Margulies, Sean Dugan, Amanda Quaid, Henry Stram, Merritt Wever and Finn Wittrock.
Here's how Signature characterizes the play: "A lawyer [Margulies], facing mortality, desperate to find the son [Wittrock] he drove away years before, 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."
Here's a look at opening night:
Carla Gugino, Edward Norton, Dallas Roberts and More Celebrate Opening Night at Tony Kushner's The Illusion