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"The Imaginary Invalid"

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One-Act Play 2017

by Moliere
adapted by Dennis Maganza

The Early Middle School One-Act Play Team produced Dennis Maganza's adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid for 2017 UIL One-Act Play competition.
The Imaginary Invalid is one of many plays penned by Moliere, a 17th century French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.  This hilarious comedy follows a miserly hypochondriac, Argan, on his quest to marry off his eldest daughter, Angelique, to a doctor in order to obtain free perpetual medical care for himself. There are many who use Argan’s imaginary illnesses in attempts to obtain his wealth. But when Argan's loyal (and meddling) maid, Toinette, rallies his true allies to alleviate his medical obsessions, he finds that he just may have to die to get what he wants!

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The Early Middle School One-Act Play Team earned a 2nd Place finish at the District 6-3A contest! Individual Awards include:

  • Mya Johnson: All-Star Crew
  • Carson Hill: Best Actor
  • Kate Yantis: All-Star Cast
  • Grace Luedke: All-Star Cast
  • Sidney Becktold: HM All-Star Cast
  • Presley Dunlap: HM All-Star Cast

Cast & Characters

  • Carson Hill: Argan, the wealthy hypochondriac
  • Kate Yantis: Toinette, Argan’s loyal but meddling maid
  • Sidney Becktold: Angelique, Argan’s sweet and love-struck daughter
  • Grace Luedke: Beline, Argan’s unfaithful wife
  • Mikaela Johnson: Monsieur de Bonnefoy, a notary and Beline’s partner in crime
  • Shay Zoltak: Cleante, Angelique’s hero & suitor
  • Jenna Wigham: Dr. Diafoirus, a physician and the mother of Thomas
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  • Michael Morales: Thomas Diafoirus, idiot & future doctor
  • Presley Dunlap: Louison, Argan’s younger daughter
  • Blythe Ripley: Madame Beralde, Argan’s salty sister
  • Destiny Donald: Dr. Purgon, Argan’s personal physician
  • Elizabeth Lawson: Maid 1
  • Sophie Hinton: Maid 2
  • McKinlee Varner: Maid 3


  • Stage Managers: Mya Johnson & Mikaela Johnson
  • Stage Crew: Dakota Barksdale
  • Light Tech: Mav Hardgrave
  • Audio Tech: Cooper Neel
  • Directors: ren yantis, Gabi Guest, & Amber Jones