This year’s fall play – The Imaginary Invalid

| October 8, 2018

Fall play - posterWEBStudent actors and actresses are now rehearsing for this year’s Solanco fall play, The Imaginary Invalid.

Here is information about this popular comedy:  The Imaginary Invalid, famous French playwright Molière’s final and most hilarious play, tells the story of Argan, a hypochondriac, who not only complains of his countless imaginary illness, but also of his rising medical bills. He attempts to marry his eldest daughter to the son of a doctor, so that he will get free medical care. He chooses as his future son-in-law a Latin-spouting moron much to the chagrin of his daughter Angelica, his sassy maid Toinette, and his money-hungry wife Bèline. Meanwhile, his daughter, unbeknownst to Argan, has met the love her life, and his career is the furthest thing from medicine: he’s an artist.

The play director is John Biles, Solanco High School 11th Grade American Literature/Adv. American, Literature, Acting Teacher. “We are transporting our production from Renaissance France to 1920s New York City. Original music for the play is composed by assistant director and Solanco music teacher Erin Brubaker, and performed by members of the Solanco High School Jazz Band.”

The Imaginary Invalid will brings lots of laughter to the Solanco High School auditorium on Thursday, November 15, Friday, November 16, and Saturday, November 17. The curtain will rise each evening at 7:30 p.m.

General Admission Tickets are $7/ Students $5. Following is the cast list:

The Imaginary Invalid 


Patrick Hodgson



Emily Herr



Beth West



Gabe LaMonaca



Abby Golden



Jorge Burgos


Dr. Diaforus

Kameryn Trimble


Dr. Thomas Diaforus

Tristan Rush


Gabe Williams

Costume Designer

                             Chris Opdenaker


Mallory Sturgill


Dr. Purgon

Tristan Murry



Maria Eden



Hailey Lehman

Reagan Mendez

Mercedes Nadal

Elliot Spangler

Gavin Steely



Gabe Williams – Argan

Elliot Spangler – Toinette

Hailey Lehman – Angelica/Apothecary

Tristan Rush – Cleante

Mercedes Nadal – Beline

Reagan Mendez -Louise

Tristan Murry – Beralde

Maria Eden – Purgon

Gavin Steely – Bonnefoy, Diaforus, Thomas

Stage Manager

Sophie Steinhauer

Assistant Stage Manager

Brionna Stotler

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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