'The Imaginary Invalid' to be performed Oct. 16-25

Gettysburg College's Department of Theatre Arts will present "The Imaginary Invalid" by Moliere beginning Oct. 16.

In "The Imaginary Invalid," a hypochondriac, who is victimized by two pompous doctors, tests his daughter's loyalty and discovers the greed and contempt of his scheming wife. Moliere's focuses a bright light on the hypocrisies and frailties of humanity. Moliere (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) is considered one of the most brilliant satirists in the history of literature.

The performances will take place in Kline Theatre located off North Washington Street Oct. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for Friday and Saturday performances. For tickets and more information, call 717-337-6060.

Chris Kauffman, associate professor of theatre arts at Gettysburg College, directs the cast which includes first-year student Sara Vanasse; sophomores Adam Pelta-Pauls, Chennelle Bryant-Harris and Gianina Galatro; and junior Rob White.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With a student body of approximately 2,600, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Kendra Martin, director of media relations

Posted: Tue, 13 Oct 2009

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