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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A reclusive librarian -- the sole character -- finds a book that is 123 years overdue. When he opens it and finds a ticket for a Chinese laundry in London, his curiosity compels him to redeem the ticket leading him to another clue that sends him around the world on a global quest to track down the book's original borrower in Underneath the Lintel. Played by Paul Morella, the Librarian uncovers a mystery that seems to transcend the ages, but are the results due to investigation or madness? Underneath the Lintel is a moving journey of self-discovery where faith and facts intersect. Learn More
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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.
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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.