PREMIERE

January 25 – February 7, 2016
Ellen Stewart Theater, LA MAMA ETC

Previews begin

January 21

Press opening

January 25

Using Molière’s seminal play about the evils of the medical industry as a backdrop, Imagining the Imaginary Invalid takes you backstage as the cast prepares the set and tries to rehearse scenes from the play amidst personal discussions about money, medicine, politics, loss and the nature of inspiration. As the audience watches the action unfold in layers, ballets spontaneously spring out of costume fittings, scenes devolve into arguments about art, money, and health and the performers struggle to create in the wake of the loss of a leading player.

Support for Imagining The Imaginary Invalid is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Materials for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Program for designers Julie Archer and Burke Brown, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Axe-Houghton Foundation, Dramatist Guild Fund, Jerome Robbins Foundation, New Horizon Foundation, and the Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects for choreographer Clove Galilee, W Trust, and generous Individual Donors: George Ackerman, Donald Behrstock, Anne Bogart, Nicola Bosco-Alvarez, Carter Burwell & Christine Sciulli, Willem Dafoe, Elin Diamond, Elaine K. Elliot, Lyn Elliot, Esther Fortunoff-Green, Beth Gordon, John Infantino and LoMa Familar, James Wah Mohn, Cyrus Moore, Judy North, Myra Paci, Gail Papp, Julia Pearlstein, Jerry and Ellen Posell, Francis Reinprecht, Georgia Siampalioti, Fumi Spencer, Bill and Lynn Twist, Wendy vanden Heuvel, Anonymous (2) and our Indiegogo Campaign Supporters.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this production possible.