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The Mail Order Bride is Charles L. Mee's tribute to the writings of Molière. Inspired by The Imaginary Invalid (as well as other plays by Molière, Wycherley, and Aristophanes) the new comedy set in modern-day Brooklyn revolves around Argan, an older hypochondriac who orders up a young Asian bride much to the outrage of his family and friends. But when a handsome young caterer arrives on the scene, the bride must choose between loyalty and love, and Argan is forced to learn the difference between growing old and growing up. Multi-award winning playwright Charles L. Mee's works include: Time to Burn (given its East Coast premiere by Resonance Ensemble in 2004); Wintertime (La Jolla, Long Wharf, the Guthrie, Second Stage, etc); bobrauschenbergamerica (BAM - Next Wave Festival, Bonn Festival); Snow in June (American Repertory Theatre); Big Love (La Jolla, Berkeley Rep, the Goodman Theatre, etc - 2002 OBIE Award-winner); True Love (the Zipper, the Holland Festival); First Love (New York Theatre Workshop, San Francisco's Magic Theatre); and Summertime (San Francisco's Magic Theatre - 2001 SF Bay Area Critics Circle Award). There are no 2:00 PM performances on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29. The Mail Order Bride is presented in repertory with The Imaginary Invalid. Cast: John Henry Cox, Booth Daniels, Susan Ferrara, Vivia Font, Sue Jean Kim, Sam Kitchen, Peter McCain, Lori McNally, Melissa Miller, Susan Louise O'Conner. Design: Dustin O'Neill (set), Sidney Shannon (costume), Aaron Mason (lighting), Nick Moore (sound).

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, Off-Off-Broadway

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