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The Illusion - 2011 - Off-Broadway

A lawyer, facing mortality, desperate to find the son he drove away years before, travels in the dead of night to a mysterious cave. There he engages the services of a wizard, who conjures up visions of the romantic, adventurous, perilous life the lawyer's son has been living since his father expelled him from home. THE ILLUSION, freely adapted from Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique, is Kushner's most joyfully theatrical play, a wildly entertaining tale of passion and regret, of love, disillusionment and magic.


Peter Norton Space

(New York, NY)
555 West 42nd St.

The Illusion Off-Broadway Cast


by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2011
Signature Theatre Company's production of Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION, directed by Michael Mayer will close on Sunday, July 17, 2011.
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 12, 2011
Signature Theatre Company celebrated opening night of Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION last month. The show features Peter Bartlett (The Drowsy Chaperone, 'One Life to Live'), Sean Dugan (Next Fall, 'Oz'), David Margulies (Conversations With My Father, Wonderful Town), Amanda Quaid (Equus, Banished Children of Eve), Lois Smith (The Trip to Bountiful, 'True Blood'), Henry Stram (Inherit the Wind, See What I Wanna See), Merritt Wever ('Nurse Jackie', Tiny Furniture) and Finn Wittrock ('All My Children', The Age of Iron.) In the video below, the cast chats about the production on opening night!
by Meghan Schuler - June 20, 2011
Playwright Tony Kushner hopes audiences will be as enthralled by the stage magic in THE ILLUSION as he is. In this new video, just out from Signature, Kushner discusses the importance of creating the duality of reality and fiction on stage, conjuring a form of 'rational skepticism' that leads the audience to a surprising conclusion.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 16, 2011
The production features scenic design by Christine Jones, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Bray Poor and fight direction by Rick Sordelet. Production Stage Manager is Paul J. Smith. Michael Mayer directs. Check out a trailer for the production, which opened June 5th, below!
by Nicole Rosky - May 31, 2011
Signature Theatre Companypresents Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION, directed by Michael Mayer. THE ILLUSION begins performances on May 17, 2011 at The Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street). Opening night will be June 5. heck out recently released production shots from the show below!
by Nicole Rosky - April 4, 2011
The box office at the Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street) opens tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5 for the Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) production of Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION, directed by Michael Mayer.