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May 5, 2016


A hypochondriac takes the stage at the Ghent Playhouse May 20


The Ghent Playhouse presents its final production of the season, Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid (The Hypochondriac).  This is a new adaptation written and directed by Barbara Leavell Smith.  The play will open on Friday, May 20, 2016 and run through Sunday, June 5, 2016 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.


The Assistant Director for this production is Denola Perreten and the Stage Manager is Arielle Lant, It is produced by Kelly Mackerer, Set Design is by Sam Reilly, Lighting Designer is Isabelle Filkins, Costume Designer is Joanne Maurer and the Music Composer and Pianist is Catherine Schane-Lydon.


This is the classic tale of the ultimate hypochondriac.  When an imaginary invalid, endlessly flooded by doctors and pharmacy bills, thinks he has found the cure for all his aches and pains, the results bring both chaos and hilarity.




George Filieau               Argan, our hypochondriac

Brianna Fingar               Angelique, Argan’s oldest daughter

Bailey Lapo                   Cleante, in love with Angelique

Bridget Bulson               Toinette, Argan’s servent

Lael Locke                     Beline, Argan’s second wife

Monk Schane-Lydon     Beralde, Argan’s brother

Kevin Kilb                      Thomas, a medical student

                                      Mr. Fleurant, Argan’s apothecary

Mark Wilson                  Mr. Purgon, Argan’s doctor

Sally Dodge                  Mrs. Diafoirus, Thomas’s mother

Mark Fingar                  The Notary


Since laughter has been touted as the best medicine, this production is sure to be good for what ails you!  Reserve your tickets early to be sure you get to see this new adaptation of a classic!


Tickets are $20 each, $17 for Playhouse members and $10 for Students with ID.  Tickets may be reserved by calling 1-800-838-3006 or going to the website at


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