Genre: Comedy

the world-premiere of Charles L. Mee's new comedy
THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE, Directed by Eric Parness

in repertory with a play that inspired it,

Molière's final satire
Directed by Rebecca Patterson

THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE is Charles L. Mee's tribute to the writings of Molière. Inspired by THE IMAGINARY INVALID (as well as other plays by Molière, Wycherley, and Aristophanes) the new comedy set in modern-day Brooklyn revolves around Argan, an older hypochondriac who orders up a young Asian bride much to the outrage of his family and friends. But when a handsome young caterer arrives on the scene, the bride must choose between loyalty and love, and Argan is forced to learn the difference between growing old and growing up.

THE IMAGINARY INVALID is Molière's satirical look at the medical profession. As Argan (the "invalid")'s financial circumstances collapse under the weight of excessive medical bills, made by his own fears and by the unscrupulous behavior of his two physicians, he decides to marry his daughter off to one of his doctors in return for a lifetime of free medical treatments. The idea meets opposition, though, when it becomes clear that the young lady's affections lie elsewhere. Soon the entire household is involved in an elaborate, uproarious plot to save true love.

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Preview:   10/27/06
Open:   11/04/06
Close:   11/19/06

Tuesdays at 7pm
Wednesdays - Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm
Sundays at 2pm & 7pm (

please note there will be no 2pm performance on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29)

Theater:   Beckett Theater - Theater Row
Address:   410 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
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