The Illusion
by Pierre Corneille

Adapted by: Tony Kushner
Directed by: Ben Yalom
Produced by: Jacques Moyal and Ben Yalom
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Tony Kushner’s adaptation of the Corneille classic follows an old man seeking absolution into the cave of the magician Alcandre. He finds a mystical world, inhabited by odd creatures and frightening illusions. A comedy of fairy-tale simplicity evolves into a rich, layered tragedy. Our dark physical production sold out a six week run, and was remounted at Marin Theatre Company


“A performance that won’t soon be forgotten.”
—Marin Independent Journal

“Magically comes alive … a feast for the senses”
—Karin McKevitt, San Francisco Gate

“Great performances … plus a live score”
—Beth Lisick, San Francisco Gate




James Cutts
Keith David
Kaliopi Eleni
Jim Hogget
Stephen Jacob
Lauren Grace
Corie Henninger
Louis Parnel
Alexander Lewis
David Mendelsohn
Neil Flint Worden

Design & Production 

Music by Todd Barker
Production Manager – Helena Nolan
Stage Manager – Jessica Jelliffe
Lighting Design – Alex Lopez
Set Design – Adam Savage, Michael Burg
Effects Design – Adam Savage
Costume Design – Emily Hastings