New Farce The Liar from Shakespeare Theatre Company
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The last date listed for The Liar was Sunday May 30, 2010 / 7:00pm.
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Delightful confection! Script was almost but not quite over the top. Acting was crisp and energetic. Direction (blocking, choreography, timing) spot-on. The set was a little disappointing but that's a very subjective view; others may have loved it.
Quotes & Highlights
Watch a preview video with director Michael Kahn at YouTube.
Adapted by David Ives
From the comedy by Pierre Corneille
directed by Michael Kahn*
“All the world’s a lie, and all the men and women merely liars.”
Dorante is charming, handsome … and a pathological liar! When he arrives in Paris, Dorante’s outlandish tales amaze and convince all who hear them, but for each problem his clever lying solves, it creates two new ones. Will he manage to keep his stories straight, his dupes none the wiser and somehow still get the girl? This joyful French farce bursts onto the stage in Broadway playwright David Ives’ sparkling new adaptation. Michael Kahn brings his brilliant touch to this one-of-a-kind comedy.
About the Ticket Supplier: Shakespeare Theatre Company
Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company has dedicated itself to becoming the nation’s premier classic theatre. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters and heightened language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s artistic mission is unique among regional theatres: to bring to vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style.