Texas Tech is opening a play this weekend called "The Illusion." It's about a father looking for his lost son and asking help from a sorcerer.
This is a very theatrical production with multiple realities, magic and some surprises. It's adapted from Pierre Corneille's 17th century comedy, "L'illusion Comique." The adapter is Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony-winning playwright Tony Kushner, who just visited the Texas Tech campus a few weeks ago.
Director Jonathan Marks says they wanted to honor him with this production.
"We wanted to commemorate it - wanted to mark it," he said. "We'd done Kushner plays before - "Angels in America" part one and part two. He's one of the leading playwrights in the world today so the opportunity too make much of him felt appropriate."
Charles E. Maedgen Theater