The Nicholls State University’s Theatre Department will present Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid” through Sunday.
Written in the 17th century, the play transports audiences to a day of posture, eloquence, and ballet-like movement. Moli/re’s last production is considered by many to be one of his best pieces as it has a great way of exposing humanity, said Joey Pierce, executive board member.
The play centers around a hypochondriac who wants to marry his daughter to a doctor so that he will have free health care whenever he may need it. However, his daughter is already in love with another man, setting the stage for your classic comedy. Hilarity ensues as a parade of commedia characters enter the scene bringing along with them a laugh riot.
The cast includes several repeat Nicholls Players as well as some talented new comers. As the play is considered a farce, everything that our actors can do to be funny is done. For example, where else would you go to see women dressed as men, an evil doctor, or an extremely gigantic syringe?
Other members of the production staff include: Bill Winkley, technical advisor; Angela Hammerli, choreographer; Aaron O’Neal, vocal coach; Nicole St. Laurent, and stage manager/assistant director.
Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and Oct. 28, with the Sunday matinee Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students of all ages, with group rates available. For more information, call (985) 448-4586.