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Texas Tech School of Theatre & Dance Presents 'Doctor Love'

Anna Hedges

September 20, 2019

cast of doctor love posing together

The production reimagines Molière’s comédie-ballet for the 21st century.

Texas Tech University's School of Theatre & Dance, housed within the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, will present "Doctor Love" by Molière, Sept. 26-29 and Oct. 3-6, at the Black Box Theatre located at 2812 18th St. Curtain times for the production are 7:30 p.m. Thursday–Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Molière's "Doctor Love" is a tale of deceit, imposture and love at first sight, opposing old ideas and authoritarian postures with the undeniable power of youthful passion. From one of the world's masters of comedy, a spectacular play has been devised for this unique blend of music, dance and theater to lift the spirits of energy and joy.

"'Doctor Love' is a piece of pure theatricality," Professor Emeritus Jonathan Marks said. "What we've done is boil the script down to its basic scenario, which asks the question, 'How do we cure what ails us?' From this we devised a new entertainment set in an imagined America in an imaginary century, and then set our troupe's comedic and improvisatory skills loose."

Tickets for "Doctor Love" are $15 for individuals and $5 for Texas Tech students with a valid student ID. A limited number of free tickets are available for Texas Tech students on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit the School of Theatre & Dance website or call (806) 742-3603.

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