The Hypochondriac, a contemporary re-imagining of Moliere's last play, The Imaginary Invalid. Satirizing today’s pill-popping culture and broken, drug-driven health care system.
The Hypochondriac takes place in a swank Manhattan apartment awash with art, and filled with pill bottles, bedpans and medical paraphernalia. The story revolves around Mr. Argan, a wealthy and eccentric hypochondriac, who is plagued by a gold-digging wife, an insolent maid, a rebellious young daughter and an infestation of drug-peddling, incompetent doctors. Although Argan is actually in fine health, he is so doped up that the side effects alone have him convinced that he is dying. Through a series of hilarious tricks and outrageous disguises, Argan’s fast-talking maid and exasperated brother work furiously to cure him of his true malady.
Cast: Chris Harcum, Vivenne Leheny, Shira Gregory, Douglas Scott Sorenson, Chris Critelli, Sheila Jones, Kyle Haggerty
November 4th through November 22nd
Wednesdays through Sundays at 8:00pm
Theater: Cell Theatre
Address: 338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Cost:Tickets are $18 per person ($15 Student/Senior discount)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 800.838.3006
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