The Imaginary Invalid – Summer 2021

The Pittsburgh Savoyards open their 84th season (and resume live performances!) this July with a touring production of Molière’s final theatrical work, The Imaginary Invalid. Performances will be held on the outdoor stage at South Park Theatre in South Park, PA; outside the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, PA; and air-conditioned indoors at Pittsburgh Savoyards headquarters, 523 Lincoln Ave. in Bellevue, PA.

Due to popular demand, we are offering an online, on-demand recording of the show until September 20! Tickets available here.

Performance dates and times are as follows:

  • Thursday, July 22, 8:00 PM, South Park Theatre
  • Saturday, July 24, 2:00 PM, South Park Theatre
  • Saturday, July 24, 8:00 PM, South Park Theatre
  • Friday, July 30, 8:00 PM, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
  • Saturday, July 31, 8:00 PM, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
  • Sunday, August 1, 2:00 PM, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
  • Friday, August 6, 8:00 PM, Pittsburgh Savoyards
  • Saturday, August 7, 8:00 PM, Pittsburgh Savoyards
  • Sunday, August 8, 2:00 PM, Pittsburgh Savoyards

You asked for it, and it is now available! The August 7 and 8 will be live streamed for those who cannot attend the show in person. Simply select “Live Stream (ONLINE)” when purchasing your ticket and the live stream link will be emailed to you after checkout.

Please note: Parking in Bellevue is free after 5 pm Monday – Saturday, and all day on Sunday, for street parking or in public municipal lots. The closest municipal lots to the theater are on Meade Avenue between Lincoln and Monroe Avenues, and between Hawley Avenue and N Sprague Avenue near the Bellevue Police Department.

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From Molière, the most performed French playwright of all time, comes the story of Argan, a hypochondriac, who makes everyone in his life miserable with his melodramatic suffering from imagined ills and endless, unnecessary curative treatments. His doctors and apothecary are bleeding him dry–literally and figuratively. His duplicitous second wife schemes to inherit his whole estate. His daughter, Angélique, is in love with Cléante, but Argan engages her to an oafish medical student, so as to secure free medical care for himself. Argan’s foolish and unshakable devotion to medicine is out of control, and it is up to Toinette, the family’s faithful servant, to set the household to rights again.

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More Information

Director Interview: In Studio Pop-up: The Imaginary Invalid – Saturday Light Brigade
Director Interview: Pittsburgh Savoyards (The Imaginary Invalid) – WQED-FM
Review: “Review- Pittsburgh Savoyards’ presentation of The Imaginary Invalid”, Britt Haefeli, Pittsburgh in the Round
Review: “Theater Review of The Imaginary Invalid”, David Zuchowski, Pittsburgh Owl Scribe

Cast

RolePerformer
Argan, an imagined invalidNed Johnstone
Toinette, an intelligent maidSarah Krempasky
Angelique, a young loverKelsey Walls
Beline, a nefarious second wifeSally Denmead
Mr. DeBonnefoi, a faithless notaryJacob Mullins
Cleante, the young lover's loverJordan Speranzo
Mr. Diafoirus, an idiot doctorMichael Greenstein
Thomas Diafoirus, an idiot sonJacob Mullins
Louison, a childKelsey Walls
Beralde, the voice of reasonMichael Greenstein
Mr Fleurant, a corrupt apothecaryJacob Mullins
Mr. Purgon, an additional idiot doctorJacob Mullins

Crew

Stage Director – Robert Hockenberry
Production Manager – Lynette Garlan
Technical Director – Robert Hockenberry
Assistant Technical Director – Matt Lisiak
Costumier – Ellen Rosen
Assistant Costumier – Alex Policicchio