FTT to perform “The Imaginary Invalid”

first_imgThe Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) department will perform Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid” as adapted by Constance Congdon and based on a new translation by Dan Smith, class of ’98. The production is directed by FTT faculty member Carys Kresny, and will run from Nov. 14 to Nov. 17 in the Patricia George Decio Theatre in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC).“The Imaginary Invalid,” first written as a ballet in the 17th century, features the comedic story of a hypochondriac who desperately tries to marry off his daughter to a doctor in order to attain free medical care.Kresny said that FTT chose the play because of the immense challenge it presents to actors, as well as its ability to entertain audiences.“[FTT was] looking for a comedy and looking for a piece that builds the actors virtuosity,” Kresny said. “This piece really fit the bill absolutely because you have to be really nimble both physically and mentally for this piece. It makes demands on you that more realistic contemporary plays don’t always make. It’s good for us for training and it’s also a treat for the audience because it has a level of spectacle and athleticism that you don’t always get to see. … It’s a really lively, vivid, outrageous comedy.”One of the reasons that “The Imaginary Invalid” is so challenging to actors is it involves a method of acting that is not common in modern theatre. Senior R. Tyrel London, who plays Argan, the hypochondriac father, said he and his fellow performers are challenged to adopt character types they are not familiar with.“The biggest thing is the that the technique is different,” London said. “[‘The Imaginary Invalid’s’ acting style] is based off commedia dell’arte … which has stock characters where each have their own shape. … One of the ways we’ve been taught to act here is outside-in — you use your body to generate all of the stuff that you do and then hopefully that will generate the emotion inside of you and that will make it real, but at least if it doesn’t you’re doing something with your body and the audience can’t tell. I like that technique better because it’s a lot easier than being like ‘I’m going to make sure I feel sad in this moment.’ This commedia style is very much [the latter]. So, it’s been cool to put together all of [my training] that I know with this entirely new art form that I don’t.”Another challenging element of the play is the degree to which actors are asked to be physical. London, who has experience with such physical acting, said that the physicality is tiring but worth the comedic value it adds.“It’s so demanding. I am exhausted,” London said. “It’s two hours of running around on stage in really weird shape. I’m already a physical actor — I like moving around stage in funny and weird ways. … So, I’m running around, which is really funny for a character who thinks he’s dying and can’t get out of his chair. So, half the time I’m like ‘I’m too sick to move’ and the other half I’m running around trying to get what I want.”Through commedia dell’arte’s caricatures, “The Imaginary Invalid” examines typical human experiences through the lens of the ridiculous in order to find meaning, Kresny said.“One of the very fun things about the play is it deals with experiences we’ve all had,” Kresny said. “We’ve all been in love, we’ve all had a terrible boss, we’ve all tried to get out a problem that we’ve made for ourselves, we’ve all sometimes fooled ourselves. Its really universal human experience that the comedy is based in, it just takes it to an outrageous level.”London said that where “The Imaginary Invalid” shines the most light on the human experience is how people experience and confront shame.“People don’t [feel comfortable with shame], right? Modern playwriting, we try to use … subtext to try to hide all the stuff we want,” London said. “With stock characters, what we’re doing is being like ‘this is what I want at this exact moment and I need you to give it to me.’ The really cool thing about commedia is that it’s the idea that if we take away the shame from showing these really base wants, if we show our authentic selves, we might give other people — especially the audience — permission to do the same. So, in that sense, this play is like an antidote to shame.”Tags: DeBartolo Preforming Arts Center, film television and theater, ND Theater, performing artslast_img read more

Premier League 2019 Sheffield United vs Liverpool Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Live Telecast, Timings in India

first_imgEuropean champions and current Premier League leaders Liverpool will look to end their Bramall Lane jinx when they face Sheffield United on Saturday (September 28). The Premier League 2019 Sheffield United vs Liverpool game will commence at 5 pm. Liverpool, who come to this match with a 2-1 win over Chelsea last week,  will try to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Sheffield United, on the other hand, will eye to produce an all-round performance when they take on The Reds.Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder told reporter on Thursday, “It might turn into a back-10, or a back eleven. They’ve caused better sides than us untold problems in terms of the way they move the ball around the pitch, the way they attack at pace and with quality. Hopefully, they don’t show as much quality as they have done over the last two or three years that have got them results and success.” Wilder further added that his side shouldn’t be frightened by the European champions.Premier League 2019 Liverpool predicted line-up vs Sheffield United: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Mane, Firmino.Premier League 2019 Sheffield United predicted line-up vs Liverpool: Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McBurnie, RobinsonWhere to watch Premier League 2019 Sheffield United vs Liverpool live in India (TV channels)?Sheffield United will welcome Liverpool at 5:00 pm. The EPL 2019 Sheffield United vs Liverpool match will be played at Bramall Lane in Stadium in Sheffield, England. The Premier League Sheffield United vs Liverpool live telecast will be on Star Sports Select HD1 channels in India.How and where to watch online EPL 2019 Sheffield United vs Liverpool live streaming?The Sheffield United vs Liverpool live stream will be available on Hotstar app and hotstar.com website in India for premium users. english premier leaguefootballliverpoolPL First Published: September 28, 2019, 12:05 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more