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The Illusion

A Comic Fantasy

At The Pyrle Theater - Greensboro

About

The Illusion

by Tony Kushner
freely adapted from Pierre Corneille'sL'Illusion Comique

June 10 – July 1, 2012

Believe in magic.

Enter the mysterious lair of the sorcerer Alcandre where Pridamant seeks to learn what has become of the son he banished years ago. In the deepening darkness, the magician conjures three separate moments from the young man’s life; each finds him in a different location and with a different name. As the mysterious scenes progress, passions ignite, allegiances shift and the unhoped-for comes to pass until Pridamant discovers the unexpected truth about his son. Take a comic trip into the world of wizardry where romance, wit, action and adventure come alive at every turn.

Showtimes

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Sun, Jun 107:30pm
Jun 11
Tue, Jun 127:30pm
Wed, Jun 137:30pm
Thu, Jun 147:30pm
Fri, Jun 157:30pm
Sat, Jun 167:30pm
Sun, Jun 177:30pm
Jun 18
Tue, Jun 197:30pm
Wed, Jun 207:30pm
Thu, Jun 217:30pm
Fri, Jun 227:30pm
Sat, Jun 237:30pm
Sun, Jun 247:30pm
Jun 25
Tue, Jun 267:30pm
Wed, Jun 277:30pm
Thu, Jun 287:30pm
Fri, Jun 297:30pm
Sat, Jun 307:30pm
Sun, Jul 17:30pm
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News & Reviews The Illusion

News:

Technical Team Creates an Illusion
YES! Weekly
June 20, 2012

As gray columns arch across the ceiling, almost consuming the front audience, Triad Stage is transformed into a magical realm. The way a world comes alive onstage is truly miraculous, and although Triad Stage has a “sorcerer” onstage this month, it was no wizard that raised the walls and brought the set to life — those details were left in the ever-capable hands of a technical team.

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Reviews:

A Spellbinding 'Illusion' at Triad Stage
Classical Voice of North Carolina
June 15, 2012

 

The Illusion is a play about theatre, and no better way to end Triad Stage’s award-winning 11th season.

Billed as a comic fantasy, Tony Kushner’s adaptation of The Illusion (based on French playwright Pierre Corneille’s 1636 work, L'Illusion comique) brings all of Triad Stage's collective talents to the fore, and they are, as usual, astounding. Comical, eye-popping, and mesmerizing, it ties the season up in an anything-but-neat package, but one that is a delight to unwrap.

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