Venue Details

219 Star Starred
Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
202-547-1122
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Louisa Reppucci
The weather was in the 70's and sunny, warm.. I wore a sweater as theatres are almost always on the chilly side..
Private Lives dress Jun 02 2014 star this tip starred
All About Town Girl
I wore a sweater because this theater is always cold!.
Private Lives dress May 30 2014 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

107 ratings
4.7 average rating
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14 events
14 reviews
24 stars
attended May 16 2010

Delightful evening at the theatre.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended May 30 2010

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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104 events
58 reviews
71 stars
attended May 12 2010

This play was fabulous! I would see it again. It was very funny and the costumes were beautiful.

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Website

http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/plays/details.aspx?id=184&source=l

Quotes & Highlights

Watch a preview video with director Michael Kahn at YouTube.

Description

Adapted by David Ives

From the comedy by Pierre Corneille

directed by Michael Kahn*

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“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.