The Physician in Spite of Himself
Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) presents Molière’s 17th-century farce, as adapted by Philip Wickstrom and the TAO collective and set in Louisiana in the 1880s. Sganarelle (Robert McConkey) is a poor woodworker. Through a bizarre set of circumstances, he finds himself pretending to be a doctor and discovers he likes it. Director Pug Bujeaud says, Everywhere I turn there is more tragedy in the world...(I) needed to step back and ground myself. I simply wanted a break from the angst, from the anger, and to have some great fun...Physician in Spite of Himself is just that. It is funny, it is naughty, it lends itself to inclusion."
When: 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3, 9-11 and 15-17
Where: The Midnight Sun Performance Space,
113 Columbia St. N, Olympia
How much: $15