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“The Illusion” by Pierre Corneille

Freely adapted by Tony Kushner
Friday, November 9, 2012 to Sunday, November 18, 2012
Experimental Theater, Theater Arts Center (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Theater Arts Department


A wealthy lawyer, suddenly and violently aware of his own mortality, visits a sorcerer's cave, hoping to reconnect with his long estranged son. However, the magician conjures up strange and unsettling images, which provide answers that are more than the lawyer bargained for.


Tony Kushner’s darkly comedic adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s 17th-century dramatic work explores the concept of reality and questions whether everything is as it seems. Student-directed by Amelia Wade.

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Fri-Sun, November 9-11 & Thu-Sun, November 15-18

Unreserved seating (first come, first served)

Thu-Fri-Sat at 7:00PM; Sun at 3:00PM

Doors open 30 minutes before curtain, please be in your seats by the advertised start time.


$12 general, $11 seniors, $11 students w/ ID

UCSC undergrads w/ ID eligible for one free ticket.


Tickets on sale at and at the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159) and the Santa Cruz Civic box office (831-420-5260).



parking $4