Because what better time to remember how much theatre means to us all...

The Illusion

by Tony Kushner

freely adapted from Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique

directed by Michael Barakiva

As a magician shows a father glimpses of his long-lost son in wisps of magic and theatricality, Kushner's adaptation of this classical French masterpiece reminds us of the pulsing, undeniable, heart-aching importance of theatre.

 

Saturday, June12 & Sunday, June 13

6:00 PM

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The Upstart Creatures is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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PO Box 631, Midtown Station, New York, NY 10018

Cast

STEPHEN BEL DAVIES
Calisto / Clindor / Theogenes

PAUL BERNARDO
Pridamant of Avignon

LORD FANCYFACE

Geronte

ERICK GONZALEZ
Pleribo / Adraste / Prince Florilame

CAROL HALSTEAD

Alcandre

ABBY ROYLE
Elicia / Lyse / Clarina

ERIC SUTTON
Matamore

ALISON WALLS
The Amanuensis

GABRA ZACKMAN
Melibea / Isabelle / Hippolyta

Production

CHRISTOPHER MUNNELL

Stage Manager

BRYAN HAGELIN

Assistant Director

JENNY HANN

Puppet Designer/Builder

SUZANNE AGINS & MICHAEL BARAKIVA
Artistic Directors

ADAM GROSSWIRTH

Managing Director

SPECIAL THANKS

Andrea Winter & Daniel Mintz

Colin Danforth

Suzanne Chesney

Carla Briscoe

Carol Halstead

Gisela Chípe

Rowan Magee

Christine Lee

Mêlisa Annis

National Alliance for Musical Theatre

We are performing today on the original land of the Lenape tribal nation. The Upstart Creatures acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we perform.

The Illusion is presented through special arrangement with
Broadway Play Publishing Inc.

The Upstart Creatures are: Suzanne Agins & Michael Barakiva (Artistic Directors), Stephen Bel Davies, Paul Bernardo, Ariel Neema Blake, Carla Briscoe, Aren Carpenter, Suzanne Chesney, Gisela Chípe, Curzon Dobell, Autumn Dornfeld, Emilee Dupré, Hillel Friedman (Company Manager), Callan Gies, Erick Gonzalez, Adam Grosswirth (Managing Director), Carol Halstead, Brough Hansen, Patrick Harnett-Marshall, Logan Kovach, David Larsen, Linda Larson, Abby Royle, Roya Shanks, Eugenio Vargas, Alison Walls, Jay Yriberry, Gabra Zackman (Community Partnerships Director).

PO Box 631

Midtown Station

New York, NY 10018