The Illusion

Season: 
Fall 2009
Type: 
Experimental Production
Author: 
Tony Kushner
Date of run: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 (All day) to Thursday, September 10, 2009 (All day)
Location: 
Yale Repertory Theatre See map
Description: 
The Illusion is a play by Tony Kushner, adapted from Pierre Corneille’s seventeenth-­century comedy, L’Illusion Comique. It follows a contrite father, Pridamant, seeking news of his prodigal son from the sorcerer Alcandre. The magician conjures three episodes from the young man’s life. Inexplicably, each scene finds the boy in a slightly different world where names change and allegiances shift. Pridamant watches, but only as the strange tale reaches its conclusion does he learn the ultimate truth about his son.
Director: 
Oren Stevens
Producer: 
David Demres
Stage Manager: 
Ava Tattelman Parnes
Lighting Designer: 
Lauren Bremen
Set Designer: 
Rachel Sturm
Sound Designer: 
Ian Walker
Costume Designer: 
Zoelle Egner,
Maggie Gray
Graphic Designer: 
Sam Tsui
Props Master: 
Kyle Eichner
Master Electrician: 
Marcus Parrish,
Julie Hersh
Technical Director: 
Catherine Schroeder
Sound Engineer: 
Luke Kanter
Member & Role: 
Gabriella Zeugin ­- Head Rigger
Thomas Delventhal -­ Fight Choreographer
Martha Burson ­- Paint Charge
Actor / Actress & Role: 
Michael Laskin -­ Pridamant
Alex Klein -­ Amanuensis/Geronte
Maya Seidler -­ Alcandre
Charlie Polinger -­ Calisto/Clindor/Theogenes
Bonnie Antosh -­ Melibea/Isabelle/Hippolyta
Charlotte McCurdy -­ Elicia/Lyse/Clarina
Austin Trow -­ Pleribo/Adraste/Prince Florilame
Peter Lewis ­- Matamore
Assistant Director: 
Lily Lamb-­Atkinson,
Leah Osterman
Dramaturg: 
Gary Jaffe