Lies & Liars, a New Multimedia Play from Theatre Seven
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The last date listed for Lies & Liars was Sunday August 23, 2009 / 3:00pm.
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Featured review from stuart baum
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We had been to this theatre before and were blown away by the production we saw there. Perhaps this set an overly high expectation?
They turned the standard playbill on its head, which also made you believe you were in for a gem.
Or perhaps the script was broken (though the concept and pay-off worked for me), the staging was "high-schooly" and the acting was mediocre?
Anyway, we left not discussing the overall premise, but what could have been done to tighten the overall performance. Never good.
The big disconnect is that the idea is dark, but the acting felt like we were watching a sit-com. Was this intentional? If so, in my opinion, it needs to be rethought.
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The performance was energetic, but rather ordinary -- I was waiting for a much, much more profound ending, so felt the payout wasn't as dramatic as I'd hoped it would be. The cast did their best to keep the momentum going and were very involved...continued
Conceived and Directed by Margot Bordelon and Cassy Sanders
What’s your biggest lie? What if one file held the truth about every lie anyone’s ever told you? This world premiere, multimedia original from the creators of last year’s Yes, This Really Happened to Me pulls water cooler politics through the rabbit hole. Welcome to ALCOR, international lie protection agency, where Benny Willard finds himself face to face with every liar he has ever met! Let Theatre Seven be your guide to a world where nothing can be trusted.