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FSPA Drama Department presents The Illusion

All-Student Production

Saturday
1st
June
2019
2:00PM
Saturday
1st
June
2019
7:30PM

Performed by : Franklin School for the Performing Arts


The Franklin School of the Performing Arts Drama Department presents and All-Student production of The Illusion on June 1. Freely adapted by playwright Tony Kushner, The Illusion triumphs as a thoroughly modern rendering of Pierre Corneille's neoclassical French comedy, L'Illusion Comique. Already a favorite of theatres throughout the country, this adaptation offers readers the exquisite wordplay, beguiling comedy and fierce intelligence found in all of Kushner's work. The Illusion follows a contrite father, Pridamant, seeking news of his prodigal son from the sorcerer Alcandre. The magician conjures three episodes from the young man's life. Inexplicably, each scene finds the boy in a slightly different world: names change, allegiances shift and fairy-tale simplicity evolves into elegant tragedy. Pridamant watches, enthralled by the boy's struggles, but only as the strange tale reaches its conclusion does the father confront the ultimate - and unexpected - truth about his son. An enchanting argument for the power of theatrical imagination over reality, The Illusion weaves obsession and caprice, romance and murder, fact and fiction, into an enticing exploration of the greatest illusion of all - love.


Location


THE BLACK BOX
15 West Central Street
Franklin MA 02038
United States


Franklin School for the Performing Arts
 
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