Student-actors met Thursday evening, Jan. 30 in the Performing Arts Center to do a dress rehearsal of "The Imaginary Invalid," which opens tonight at the DUG Theater in the PAC. The run-through gave the actors, staff and faculty staff an opportunity to run through the entire play, which is a comedy written by Molière during the 17th century and provides commentary on the pseudo-science that ran rampant in the medical industry during that time.
The play opens with a musical piece performed by Robert Frederiksen, Nay Helmeid and Aiken Bömers-Muller. "Imaginary Invalid" follows the story of a hypochondriac, played by Max Koh, who attempts to marry-off his daughter, played by Juli Brown, to a doctor in order to save on medical expenses.
The production is directed by Evan Mueller, features a full cast of Western students and will offer a number of evening and matinée shows through Feb. 16.