When the peasant woodcutter, Sganarelle, is mistaken as a doctor, he is surprised to find himself winning the respect of everyone in town. However, when he discovers that the source of a patient's inability to speak is the dread of her arranged marriage, Sganarelle helps her run off with her boyfriend, which leaves him, the "doctor," at the mercy of the girl's vengeful father. This rhymed-verse adaptation of Moliere's play uses wit and rhyme to tell the story of an ignorant peasant who is elevated to a position of authority, and the hilarity that ensues when no one can tell the difference. (A full-length version of this play is also available.)
- 40 - 50 minutes
- 3 f, 6 m, 2 either (9-11 actors possible: 3-5 f, 5-8 m)
- Set: A wood, a room in Geronte's house, and a garden.
- Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-690-9