Theatre Communications Group, Paperback, 9781559360906, 96pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 1994
"Rapture comes naturally to playwright Tony Kushner, and in "The Illusion," he plants a big swoony kiss on the lips of the theater." -Nelson Pressley, "Washington Post"
" "The Illusion"] certainly has the stamp of Kushner's delight in language. This is a modern interpretation, filled with energy, colour and humour." -"Telegraph" (UK)
"Fantastical tribute to the magic of theater...You may resist its charms at first, but soon enough you soften and, intoxicated by Kushner's language and swayed by the music of his ideas, you submit to "The Illusion"'s ravishments." -"TimeOut New York"
Tony Kushner's adaptation of "The Illusion" triumphs as a thoroughly modern rendering of Pierre Corneille's neoclassical French comedy while featuring the exquisite wordplay, beguiling comedy and fierce intelligence found in all of Kushner's work. An enchanting argument for the power of theatrical imagination over reality, "The Illusion" weaves obsession and caprice, romance and murder, fact and fiction, into an enticing exploration of the greatest illusion of all--love.
Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.