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Signature signs up for ‘Illusion’

Production is third of the theater's all-Kushner season

Off Broadway’s Signature Theater will finish off its 2010-11 season, devoted entirely to the work of Tony Kushner, with the playwright’s 1989 outing “The Illusion.”

Michael Mayer (“American Idiot,” “Everyday Rapture”) will helm the show, a loose adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s 17th-century play “L’Illusion Comique.” Story centers on a man who visits a wizard to be shown visions of his estranged son’s life.

“Illusion” joins the two parts of Kushner’s “Angels in America” and the scribe’s newest play, “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures” as part of Signature’s upcoming season lineup. (“Intelligent Homosexual” is a co-production with the Public Theater, where the show will be staged.)

No cast or exact dates have been announced for “Illusion,” which will play at the Signature in spring 2011.

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