Our 2013 Show: “The Imaginary Invalid”

Our 2013 show in French was Molière’s celebrated The Imaginary Invalid (“Le Malade imaginaire”). The Imaginary Invalid is a three-act comedy-ballet in prose that premiered on February 10, 1673 at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris. It is Molière’s last work as he collapsed during the fourth performance playing the lead role and later died. Original music for the play was by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and choreography by Pierre Beauchamp, with whom Molière had worked previously on such plays as The Would-be Gentleman (“Le Bourgeois gentilhomme”). More information is available at Wikipedia on the play and on Molière.

We gave four school matinée performances on Wednesday and Thursday, April 17 & 18, at 10 AM and 1 PM, and two evening performances on Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20, 2013, at 8 PM, all at the George Ignatieff Theatre on the downtown campus of the University of Toronto. A printed synopsis in English as well as projected surtitles in English were available at both shows. Tickets could be purchased online, with seats assigned following a consultation with our box office staff. Tickets were also available at the door on the night of the evening performances with payment by cash only.

Practical Information

Date and Time

Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8 PM
English surtitles were shown both days


George Ignatieff Theatre
Trinity College
University of Toronto
15 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M5S 1H8
Subway: St. George; Bedford Road exit, then 400 m on foot

Full texts of the plays
One-page summaries
  • The Imaginary Invalid (“Le Malade imaginaire”) in English

Author: tda_webmaster

I have been a member of La Troupe des Anciens since playing a role in the 1988 performance of “The Love Doctor” (« L’Amour médecin »). It has been a pleasure acting on stage, improving my French, and — more recently — providing IT support to La Troupe.