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This spring, bring a little pandemonium to your life! Join Imaginary Beasts on a riotous romp through a double dose of comedy by that monarch of mischief - Jean-Baptiste Poquelin de Molière! Health care reform receives the royal treatment in IB's adaptation of A Doctor in Spite of Himself. This full-bodied farce relates the improbable adventures of a woodcutter who is mistaken for a miracle doctor. Armed with only his wit as a medical kit, the wily Sganarelle sets out to cure a young lady who has lost the power of speech on the eve of her wedding. How does he do it? By proving to one and all that the best medicine is love - and laughter. The play will appear in rep with Amphitryon, in a verse translation by Richard Wilbur. Desperate to enjoy a night's pleasure with the mortal beauty, Alcmena, mighty Jupiter resorts to the dubious device of impersonating her husband, Amphitryon. But it's double the disorder when that menace, Mercury, decides to join in the mischief-making by disguising himself as Amphitryon's man-servant, Sosia.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:
    Boston Center for the Arts — Calderwood Pavilion, Boston