The Mail Order Bride
By Charles L. Mee
Directed by Eric Parness
October 27- November 19, 2006


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.

Featuring:
John Henry Cox*
Booth Daniels
Jarel Davidow*
Susan Ferrara*
Vivia Font*
Sue Jean Kim*
Peter McCain*
Lori McNally*
Melissa Miller*
Susan Louise O'Connor*
James T. Ware

Scenic Designer: Dustin O'Neill
Costume Designer: Sidney Shannon
Lighting Designer: Aaron J. Mason
Original Music & Sound Designer: Nick Moore
Lyrics: Travis Kramer
Choreographer: Matthew Henley
Stage Manager: Erica Ryan
Production Manager: Joe Doran
Press Representative: Sam Rudy Media Relations
Program and Postcard Artwork: S. Kim Glassman

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IN REPERTORY WITH

a new all-female adaptation of
The Imaginary Invalid
By Molière
Adapted and Directed By Rebecca Patterson+

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.

Featuring:
Virginia Baeta
Amy Driesler*
Valentina Lolita McKenzie
Gisele Richardson*
Samarra*
Carey Urban*
Kari Nicole Washington

Scenic Designer: Dustin O'Neill
Costume Designer: Jenny Fulton
Lighting Designer: Aaron J. Mason
Sound Designer: Ryan Rumery
Production Manager: Joe Doran
Press Representative: Sam Rudy Media Relations
Program and Postcard Artwork: S. Kim Glassman

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Reading Series
Curated by Eric Parness, Artistic Director

Monday, October 30th
Order by Christopher Boal
Directed by Eric Parness
Inspired by Solomon Ansky's The Dybbuk

Monday, November 6th
The English Channel by Robert Brustein
Directed by Robert Brustein
A play about Shakespeare and Marlowe

Monday, November 13th
Lovers to Bed by J. Holtham
Director Jordan Young
Inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream


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