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The Hypochondriac

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An adaptation of Moliere's play about the miserly Argan, who believes he is always sick when he is not. He follows all directions from his doctor and pharmacists who take full advantage of his hypochondria. Argan wants his daughter Angelique to marry a doctor so he can get free medical care, even though she is already in love with Cleante. Together with Argan's maid Toinette, his brother Beralde attempts to cure Argan of his fixation on doctors. Together, they convince him to play dead, in order to find out who is really loyal to him. Argan's second wife is only after his money, whereas his daughter really loves him. After the revival of the supposedly-dead Argan, Angelique is free to marry whomever she chooses.

Moliere, adapted by Paul Galloway.

  • absurdist comedy
  • 100
  • 13 total
  • 3 female identifying, 10 male identifying
  • 18+, 16 to 18
  • young adult, adult, teen
  • Phoenix Education


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