Thursday, October 26, 2017
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Fremont, CA—There are illusions all around us. Illusions of grandeur, illusions of love, and illusions of fate. Ohlone College's Theatre & Dance Department, under the direction of Michael Navarra, presents “The Illusion” — a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Tony Kushner, freely adapted for contemporary audiences from Pierre Cornielle's “L'Illusion Comique.” In 17th century France, a father seeks a sorcerer to find his long-lost son and is shown enticing visions from his son's swashbuckling, passionate, and adventurous life. Humor, romance, and suspense are used to delve into the mysteries of life and love. As this production's director, Michael Navarra shares, “Tony Kushner's adaptation brings this magical and entertaining story to life for modern audiences. I'm excited for the public to see our students' work in this wonderful play.” Theatre-lovers will especially appreciate the surprising and satisfying twist at the end.

Roman Gonzalez as Clindor and Idrees Najibi as Alcandre.Idrees Najibi as Alcandre.


  • What: Ohlone College Theatre and Dance Department Production
    Tony Kushner's “The Illusion”
  • When: November 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2017
    ASL Interpreted November 11
  • Time: All performances take place at 8:00pm
  • Where: Smith Center at Ohlone College
    43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539
  • Free and Open to the Public
  • Tickets:
    • $10 Students Admission
    • $15 General Admission
    Smith Center Box Office: 510-659-6031
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  • Parking: $4


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