The Morning Call, Thursday, June 16, 2005
Article by Myra Yellin Outwater, arts writer, on the Shakespeare Festival's "The Imaginary Invalid," includes comments from Jim Helsinger, who directs and acts in the play. Helsinger, a member of the company for nine seasons, has the ability to make people laugh, as Outwater also recalls his hysterical performance as Malvolio in the 1993 production of "Twelfth Night." Helsinger notes that Moliere wrote two kinds of comedies, verse comedies, where verse rhymed, and social comedies, where he mocked society, like in the "Invalid." The play offers a look at the world of hypochondriacs and mocks the medical profession. "One of the best parts of the play are Moliere's sketches of doctors and lawyers," said Helsinger.
Press Release: "Invalid" aims to make you sick with laughter | Posted on: 6/16/2005
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