Full Length Play
Farce, Parody / Spoof
Time Period - 17th Century
Settings Of Play - The reception room of the Paris house of Monsieur Ardin on two successive days; the middle of the Seventeenth Century.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Monsieur Ardin, the imaginary invalid, is a thoroughgoing hypochondriac. His daughter, Angelique, is in love with Cleante. But Ardin insists that she shall marry the son of a doctor and a doctor himself, Thomas Defois. Toinette, the maid and Beralde, Ardin's brother, do everything possible to dissuade Ardin in his determination to marry Angelique to the stupid Thomas. Beline, Ardin's shrewish wife, is determined that Angelique shall become a nun so that there will be no one but she, Beline, to inherit Ardin's estate. By many tricks, Toinette and Beralde show up Beline as the mercenary she is and the doctors as the fools they are.