Adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner from Pierre Corneille's neoclassical play L'Illusion Comique, The Illusion is an enchanting, complex, and intelligent work. The play tells the story of Pridamant, a guilt-wracked lawyer who pays a visit to the magician Alcandre in search of information about his runaway son. When Alcandre conjures episodes from the son's life, Pridamant finds himself in the midst of an inscrutable tale of passion, love, lunacy, adultery, and murder. Just as Pridamant begins to navigate his son's story, Alcandre turns the evening on its head, forcing Pridamant to confront one final, surprising truth about his prodigal offspring.
Appropriate For Ages: 12 and up. Contains Violence and adult themes