La Mama presents
Mabou Mines and Trick Saddle

PREMIERE: January 25 – February 7, 2016 Ellen Stewart Theater, LA MAMA ETC
Previews begin January 21, Tickets are $30 ($25 for Students/Seniors)

Originally conceived by the late Ruth Maleczech in collaboration with Julie Archer, Clove Galilee, and Valeria Vasilevski
Directed and Choreographed by Clove Galilee

Inspired by Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid
Original Text and Dramaturgy: Valeria Vasilevski
Associate Director and Adaptation: Jenny Rogers

Featuring Marylouise Burke

Performers: Marylouise Burke, Brian McManamon, Christianna Nelson, Joe Tapper, Clove Galilee, Jake Lasser, Sr. Pedro J. Rosado Jr.

Dancers: Stephen Campanella, Carmella Lauer, Steven Melendez, Melissa Sadler, Amanda Treiber Scales, Elena Zahlmann
Musicians: Marni Rice, Michael Scales

Music: Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Belinda Reynolds and Marni Rice

Set Design: Lee Savage
Lighting Design: Burke Brown
Costume Design: Liene Dobraja
Additional Costumes: Irina Kruzhilina, Meganne George
Music Director: Michael Scales

Stage Manager: Diane Healy
Technical Director: Karl Allen
Assistant Director: Brad Raimondo
Assistant Set Design: Bernadette Flynn
Associate Costume Designer: Jessica Harrison
Associate Lighting Designer: Cecelia Durbin

Mabou Mines Co-Artistic Director: Sharon Fogarty
Trick Saddle Co Artistic Directors: Clove Galilee and Jenny Rogers
Producer: Monika Wunderer Jouvert
Interns: Molly Rose Heller, Zachary Small

Photos by: Alex Fabozzi, and Jan Meissner

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this production possible.

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 something in the wake of the loss of a leading player.


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

Previews begin January 21, 2016

Thursday, January 21 at 8pm
Friday, January 22 at 8pm
Saturday, January 23 at 8pm
Sunday, January 24 at 4pm
Monday, January 25 at 8pm - Press opening
Thursday, January 28 at 8pm
Friday, January 29 at 8pm
Saturday, January 30 at 8pm
Sunday, January 31 at 4pm
Tuesday, February 2 at 8pm
Wednesday, February 3 at 8pm
Thursday, February 4 at 8pm
Friday, February 5 at 8pm
Saturday, February 6 at 8pm
Sunday, February 7 at 4pm



Video footage and stills by: Andrea Cortes-Juarbe, Myra Paci, Yasmeen Jawhar, and Alex Fabozzi.  Edited by: Andrea Cortes-Juarbe.

Development History:

Workshop Performance July 20 & 21, 2013 at LaMama Studios, 47 Great Jones, NYC
Workshop Performance August 2012 at Mabou Mines ToRoNaDa Theater