Promethean Theatre Ensemble will be presenting some alternative fair this holiday season in Tony Kushner's adaptation of The Illusion. While other theatres are producing holiday themed productions this December, Promethean is staging a story of redemption that takes a few twists and turns that you would not expect to find this time of year.
Set in a cave in France in the Seventeenth Century, this is the story of a man who has lost his son. Years ago the son ran away and the father was not all that sad to see him go. Time, however, makes things tricky and now that he is feeling death beginning to knock on his door, he is searching for his lost son and forgiveness. With all leads turning up cold, the man seeks out a famous magician in his last ditch efforts to find his son.
The magician is able to show him his son through a series of illusions. The man sees his son falling in love, fighting his rivals, and being arrested for murder. While we won't reveal the ending - there is the promise of redemption through out as promised by the power of the theatre.