The greatest writer of French classic comedy, the 17th-century playwright Molière was one of the most brilliant satirists in the history of literature. His keen observations and barbed wit punctured the pretensions of the society of his day and focused a brilliant light on the universal vices of humanity. The Imaginary Invalid, one of his funniest and most incisive satires, is also among the most performed worldwide and perennially studied in world literature courses.
Magruder has emphasized the play's origin as a ‘comédie-ballet' in three acts, ‘with two musical interludes and a grand finale.' The last introduces Hillary Clinton in a health-care mode, one of the many liberties he has taken in his unstinting efforts to make this INVALID fabulous and contemporary.
New Haven Advocate
Translator Magruder is [known] for his brash injections of present-day lingo into seldom-seen French comedies that had been deemed ‘stuffy' before he got his ink-stained hand on 'em. Anything goes, anything for a laugh, any port in a storm, even if (especially if) that port happens to be an outhouse. It's a rude, bright, wild show.