The Illusion

By Tony Kushner
Adapted from Pierre Corneille’s L’Illusion Comique
Directed by Diana Fajrajsl

A complex exploration of the intersections between illusion and reality, and life and theatre.

“…one of the most innovative, invigorating and consistently intelligent theatre companies in Canada[…]Odyssey has[…]delivered something approaching a masterpiece[…]Art Penson’s set is a wonder, something straight out of a late period Fellini film[…]startling, wild combinations [in design] animate the themes of this sparkling, literate text and the performers even more so[…there is] a wondrous alchemy of light and shade in this masterful production…”
—Tom McSorley, CBC Radio 1

…the performance was utterly stylish, perfectly coherent and an enormous pleasure to watch[…]the illusion we were watching was perfect!”
—Alvina Ruprecht, CBC Radio 1

Assistant Director Catherine Edwards
Set & Costume Designer Art Penson
Mask Design & Construction Karen Rodd

Composer & Music Director John Armstrong

Fight Choreographer Mark Huisman
Lighting Designer Rebecca Miller

Stage Manager Lara Goldenberg
 Jeffrey Aarles, Alix Sideris, Anand Rajaram, Nicky Brodie, Mark Huisman, Michelle Girouard, Attila Clemann, William Beddoe