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The cast of "The Imaginary Invalid" includes Kathryn Hunter-Williams (left) as Klytemnestra, Steven Epp as Argon, Molly Ward as Toinette (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PlayMakers Rep’s Premiere of David Ball’s Zany New Adaptation of Molière’s “Imaginary Invalid” Is a Hit

The instant Steven Epp as Molière steps out on the stage of the Paul Green Theatre to introduce the PlayMakers Repertory Company’s brand-new adaptation of the celebrated 17th century French actor and playwright’s 339-year-old play, “The Imaginary Invalid,” to a 21st century audience in Chapel Hill, it is clear that this is no average resurrection of a classic. Instead, Molière becomes a character in his own play; and the present is woven into the production — often hilariously and often erratically, but always with an eye on the original story.

PlayMakers Repertory Company's world premiere of David Ball's new adaptation of Molière's "Imaginary Invalid" will run on Oct. 24-28 and Oct. 30-Nov. 4 and Nov. 6-11 in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill

David Ball’s New Version of Molière’s “Imaginary Invalid” Will Premiere Oct. 27th at PlayMakers Rep

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the world premiere of David Ball’s adaptation of Molière’s 17th century comedy “The Imaginary Invalid,” on Oct. 24-28 and Oct. 30-Nov. 4 and Nov. 6-11 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. This timely excoriation of unscrupulous elements of the health-care industry was commissioned by UNC’s professional-theater-in-residence.