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The greatest writer of French classic comedy, the 17th-century playwright Molière was one of the most brilliant satirists in the history of literature. His keen observations and barbed wit deflated the pretensions of society in his day and focused a brilliant light on the universal frailties of humanity.
The Imaginary Invalid, one of Molière's funniest and most incisive satires, is also among the most performed worldwide and perennially studied in world literature courses. In this entertaining gem, a hypochondriac, victimized by two pompous doctors, tests his daughter's loyalty and discovers the greed and contempt of his scheming wife.

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France's master comic playwright has a field day with the subjects of hypochondria and our blind obedience to doctors. Moli re's witty attack on the medical profession has more than a little resonance today.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance starring The Actor's Gang: Molly Bryant, Tom Fitzpatrick, Laurence O'Keefe, Dan Parker, Evie Peck, Dina Platias, Steven M. Porter, Michael Rivkin, Dean Robinson, Patti Tippo and Chris Wells.

Translated by John Wood, adapted by Beth Milles.

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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name, Molière (January 15, 1622 February 17, 1673), was a French dramatist, director, theatre manager and actor. He is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. From a prosperous family and having studied at the Jesuit Clermont College (now Lycée Louis-le-Grand), Molière left with a good education to begin a life in the theatre. Thirteen years on the road as an actor helped him to polish his comic abilities while he also began writing, combining Commedia dell'Arte elements with the more refined French comedy. Other Molière plays by L.A. Theatre Works are The Misanthrope and The School for Wives.

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