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Theatre in the Round to Open Moliere's IMAGINARY INVALID, 9/6

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) opens its 62nd season as the longest-running theatre in Minneapolis with THE IMAGINARY INVALID by Moliere in weekend performances September 6-29, 2013.

Monsieur Argan is a miserable, miserly hypochondriac who complains of a million ills, and groans even more when he gets the bills from the quacks who are happy to treat him. So he devises a scheme to get his own free health care by marrying his daughter off to a medical student. This broad farce of slapstick, bawdy humor, and nasty characters is also a biting satire of greed by one of the greatest comic writers in history.

Rick Shiomi, honored last year with the Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement, makes his directing debut in the arena. Scenic design is by Tamatha Miller, costumes by Carolann Winther, and lighting by A. Camille Holthaus and Daniel Ellis.

An audience discussion with members of the company will follow the matinee performance on Sunday, September 22nd.

Tickets are $22. For information, call the theatre's box office at 612-333-3010 or visit its website at

Pictured: back row: Edwin Strout, Marc J. Paez; front row: Adam Witherspoon, Audrey Park. Photo Credit: Ron Ravensborg.

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