As effervescent as a bottle of Dom Pérignon, The Liar leaves audiences tipsy with laughter. Love, lies and sex fizz in this bubbly French masterpiece from Pierre Corneille who, in addition to being one of the great French dramatists, was the 17th-century equivalent of a stand-up superstar. In his sublime comedy, Dorante, a charming, handsome pathological liar, has come to Paris in search of pleasure. He falls head over heels for the beautiful Clarice, but mistakes her name for that of her best friend, Lucrece. After lying his way into a world of trouble, can Dorante lie his way back out again? Broadway playwright David Ives' English-language adaptation piles on the wordplay, with rhyming couplets, witty allusions and puns by the metric ton. Let yourself be carried away by The Liar, a charming, dizzying treat from Theatre Three.