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THE IMAGINARY INVALID
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Molière)

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«The Imaginary Invalid» may be considered as one of Moliere's great character plays. It is the last and probably the most mysterious of them - mythology says that the playwright fell ill in the middle of a performance of The Imaginary Invalid and died soon after.. Throughout this comedy of manners, the author brilliantly blends satire and farce in a fast-moving plot that pokes fun both at the medical profession and at its simple-hearted clientele. One cannot but sympathize with the eccentric hypochondriac, Argan, who is trying to hide from the indifference of the world behind imaginary ailments…


In 2007 the performance received the Golden Mask Award for the Best Large Scale production.


Director – Sergei Zhenovach

Scenography – Alexander Borovskiy

Costume Designer – Oksana Yarmolnik

Lighting Designer – Damir Ismagilov

Composer – Grigoriy Gobernik

Assistant Director – Tatiana Egorova



Premiere – October 8th, 2005

100th performance – March 22nd , 2014

Running Time: 2h40 min

Suitable for 12+yrs

A comedy in 2 acts
The performance runs with one intermission

Roles and actors:

Argan, the imaginary invalid Laureate of the State prizes of the Russian Federation, народный артист России Vasiliy Bochkaryov

Béline, second wife of Argan Recipient of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, народная артистка России Evgeniya Glushenko

Angélique, daughter of Argan, in love with Cléante Olga Molochnaya Olga Abramova

Béralde, brother of Argan Recipient of the Prize of the Russian Federation Government, народный артист России Alexander Klukvin заслуженный артист России Vasiliy Dakhnenko

Cléante, lover of Angélique State Prize of the Russian Federation laureate, народный артист России Gleb Podgorodinskiy Mikhail Martyanov

Mr. Diafoirus, a physician народный артист России Vladimir NosikRecipient of the Prize of the Russian Federation Government, народный артист России Alexander Ermakov заслуженный артист России Sergey Tezov

Thomas Diafoirus, his son народный артист России Viktor Nizovoy Alexander Naumov

Mr. Purgon, physician of Argan заслуженный артист России Sergey Veshchev заслуженный артист России Vasiliy Dakhnenko

Mr. de Bonnefoi, a notary Igor Grigoriev

Toinette, maid-servant of Argan народная артистка России Lyudmila Titova

Servants of Argan Mikhail Martyanov Konstantin Yudaev Pyotr Zhikharev Maksim Khrustalyov Alexander Driven Stanislav Soshnikov Alexander Naumov Evgeniy Sorokin Maksim Filatov Vladimir Tyaptushkin Kirill Shvartsenberg Evgeniy Voronov

Deputy concertmaster of the cello group, Vera AgamalyanLaureate of the All-Union competition, Gulfira SaitovaConcertmaster of the violas, Dmitry BocharovConcertmaster of the cello group, Olga Mokhnacheva

THE IMAGINARY INVALID
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Molière)
A comedy in 2 acts
The performance runs with one intermission

Nearest shows:

«The Imaginary Invalid» may be considered as one of Moliere's great character plays. It is the last and probably the most mysterious of them - mythology says that the playwright fell ill in the middle of a performance of The Imaginary Invalid and died soon after.. Throughout this comedy of manners, the author brilliantly blends satire and farce in a fast-moving plot that pokes fun both at the medical profession and at its simple-hearted clientele. One cannot but sympathize with the eccentric hypochondriac, Argan, who is trying to hide from the indifference of the world behind imaginary ailments…


In 2007 the performance received the Golden Mask Award for the Best Large Scale production.


Director – Sergei Zhenovach

Scenography – Alexander Borovskiy

Costume Designer – Oksana Yarmolnik

Lighting Designer – Damir Ismagilov

Composer – Grigoriy Gobernik

Assistant Director – Tatiana Egorova



Premiere – October 8th, 2005

100th performance – March 22nd , 2014

Running Time: 2h40 min

Suitable for 12+yrs

Roles and actors

Argan, the imaginary invalid Laureate of the State prizes of the Russian Federation, народный артист России Vasiliy Bochkaryov

Béline, second wife of Argan Recipient of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, народная артистка России Evgeniya Glushenko

Angélique, daughter of Argan, in love with Cléante Olga Molochnaya Olga Abramova

Béralde, brother of Argan Recipient of the Prize of the Russian Federation Government, народный артист России Alexander Klukvin заслуженный артист России Vasiliy Dakhnenko

Cléante, lover of Angélique State Prize of the Russian Federation laureate, народный артист России Gleb Podgorodinskiy Mikhail Martyanov

Mr. Diafoirus, a physician народный артист России Vladimir NosikRecipient of the Prize of the Russian Federation Government, народный артист России Alexander Ermakov заслуженный артист России Sergey Tezov

Thomas Diafoirus, his son народный артист России Viktor Nizovoy Alexander Naumov

Mr. Purgon, physician of Argan заслуженный артист России Sergey Veshchev заслуженный артист России Vasiliy Dakhnenko

Mr. de Bonnefoi, a notary Igor Grigoriev

Toinette, maid-servant of Argan народная артистка России Lyudmila Titova

Servants of Argan Mikhail Martyanov Konstantin Yudaev Pyotr Zhikharev Maksim Khrustalyov Alexander Driven Stanislav Soshnikov Alexander Naumov Evgeniy Sorokin Maksim Filatov Vladimir Tyaptushkin Kirill Shvartsenberg Evgeniy Voronov

Deputy concertmaster of the cello group, Vera AgamalyanLaureate of the All-Union competition, Gulfira SaitovaConcertmaster of the violas, Dmitry BocharovConcertmaster of the cello group, Olga Mokhnacheva

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CONGRATULATIONS ON A NEW ROLE

​On October 7 Vasiliy Dakhnenko first appeared on stage as Mr. Purgon in «The Imaginary Invalid» by Moliere. Congratulations to Vasiliy and all the best for his future success.

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