group brings greatest illusion of all to the stage
CSUS Alumni Theatre Project will present The Illusion,
a comedic adventure adapted by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner
from Pierre Corneille’s original play, June 13-29 in the Shasta
Hall Playwrights’ Theatre. Performances will be held at 8
p.m. on June 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28 and at 2 p.m. on June 22 and
The production tells the story of a contrite father, estranged from
his son for 15 years, who enlists the aid of a sorcerer to seek
news of his son. The adventure begins as the sorcerer conjures up
images from the son’s life and forces the father to watch
the struggles his son must endure.
Along the way, the audience treated to the suspense of sword fights,
betrayal and murder, and the comedy of raving lunatics and jealous
lovers. As the strange tale reaches its conclusion, the father confronts
the ultimate and unexpected truth about his son and experiences
the greatest illusion of all – love.
The Illusion is produced by Scott Adams and directed by
Ed Trafton, both alumni of the theatre and dance department. Tickets
are $12 general, $10 for CSUS Alumni Association members, SARTA
members and groups, and $5 for students and are available at the
CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or at www.tickets.com.