The Illusion

Fall 2009
Experimental Production
Tony Kushner
Date of run: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 (All day) to Thursday, September 10, 2009 (All day)
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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.
Oren Stevens
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
Gary Jaffe