Theatre Ink

The Illusion, written by Tony Kushner, follows an aging father's quest to locate his son, whom he drove away years ago. Having exhausted all conventional methods of search, Pridimant turns to the sorcerer Alcandre to discover what has become of his son. For Pridimant Alcandre conjures three scenes, each depicting a significant part of his son's life. A pair of star-crossed lovers, an arrogant prince, a buffoon, a scheming maid—a relationship between each character builds and deteriorates by the end of the show. As the tension mounts within the visions, Pridimant finds himself confusing what is real and what is only an illusion. A story of love and loss, acceptance and denial, power and weakness, The Illusion is a classic tale re-imagined by Kushner for today's generation.

The Illusion will be performed in the Little Theatre on February 5th, 6th & 8th at 7:30PM and Februrary 7th at 2:00PM.

Cast List

Pridamant: Jordan Ascher
The Amanuensis: Derek Butterton
Alcandre: Annabel Raby
Calisto/Clindor/Theogenes: George Barclay
Melibea/Isabelle/Hippolyta: Mercer Gary
Elicia/Lyse/Clarina: Jennifer Diamond
Pleribo/Adraste/Prince Florilame: Chris Annas-Lee
Matamore: Skylar Fox

Congratulations to the cast! We were inspired by your enthusiasm and your dedication. There will be a brief cast meeting after school today.

We want to thank everyone who auditioned. We had a very talented audition pool, and we thank you for making our decision so difficult. If you would like feedback on your audition, please contact either ourselves (illusion.directors@gmail.com) or Mr. Brown (adam_brown@newton.k12.ma.us). We also encourage you to continue to audition or work backstage. We are still looking to hire an Assistant Stage Manager, props crew, publicity team members, and costumers.

Rachel and Jackson