Imagining the Imaginary Invalid
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Imagining the Imaginary Invalid

Imagining the Imaginary Invalid NYC Reviews and Tickets

(3 Ratings)
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Thought-provoking, Resonant, Absorbing, Ambitious, Profound

About the Show

Mabou Mines presents this metatheatrical story of a theatre company struggling to put on Molière’s seminal play about the evils of the medical industry.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (3)

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131 Reviews | 46 Followers
Profound, Original, Resonant, Enchanting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like backstage shenanigans, dance, Moliere, smart stagecraft and Marylouise Burke (utterly charming). A love letter to art and family.

Don't see it if you want something mainstream and linear, you don't care about the history of the vibrant downtown NYC theatre scene.

1165 Reviews | 390 Followers
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Quirky

See it if you like experimental, challenging theater. This unusual piece mixed Moliere's play w/contemporary real-life scenes about cancer treatment.

Don't see it if you want a straight-forward narrative. This piece is sprawling, w/a large cast (including dancers). Perfect for La Mama. A touching evening

Also I'm catching up on old reviews. This piece was strong, especially with Burke at the helm. It made me want to see a full production of The Imaginary Invalid.

33 Reviews | 18 Followers
Great acting, Dizzying, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Mabou Mines, avant garde work, dance theatre, plays about creative processes, you liked 10 out of 12

Don't see it if you like traditional plays, or are expecting straight Moliere.

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
January 27th, 2016

"A large-cast elegy with laughter, loosely remixed from Molière’s play 'The Imaginary Invalid'...Ms. Maleczech, the mother of this production’s director and choreographer, Clove Galilee, was 74 when she died. Going on without Ms. Maleczech is part of what 'Imagining the Imaginary Invalid' is about...This complex show seems still to be finding its form. Already it is beautiful, though: vigorous, funny and plaintive, an act of both perseverance and remembrance."
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