The imaginary patientTeatro Fígaro, Spain
DIRECTOR Gabriel Olivares
Costume Design, Lighting design Felype de Lima
Shut up, stupid! Who are you to criticise medicine prescriptions? ...
This new, modernised version of Molière´s classic is set in modern times, in one of the many privately run public health clinics, but retains the farcical style of Grand Guignol, which at times borders on theatre of the absurd. Argan is the paradigm of a hypochondriac, slave to his supposed diseases and of medicine converted into an industry. The patient plans to marry his daughter to the clinic´s director, but she doesn´t love him. Argan believes that his daughters union with the doctor will guarantee him free treatment for life. It is not only fictitious illness that corrodes Argan’s life, but also a self-interested and eccentric wife for whom it would be convenient for her husband to sicken and die so that she could inherit. In the shadows, Antonia, Argan´s carer, will unmask the true feelings and interests of the characters.
- Author Molière
- Stage director Gabriel Olivares
- Adaptation Ana Graciani, Gabriel Olivares
- Set design Anna Tusell
- Costume design and lighting design Felype de Lima
- Music Tuti Fernández
- Photography Pedro Gato
- Cast Enrique San Francisco, Beatriz Santana, Guillermo Romero, Alex Barahona, Mar del Hoyo, Julia Trujillo