Written By: Pierre Corneille
Translation by: David Ives
Directed by: Barbara Barkan
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
Run of Show
“The Liar” ran March 7-22, 2014, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm
Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world’s greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing’s David Ives.
“THE LIAR and its mischievous adapter, David Ives, want you to savor every meticulously groomed conceit, every stylishly turned-out couplet, every assiduously manicured joke…Ives is an inveterate jester, a trait that serves him well on an evening that is all jest.” —Washington Post.
“If there’s anything half as entertaining as THE LIAR onstage hereabouts, I’d be obliged if someone would let me know about it.” —Washington City Paper.
“For Ives, one of America’s better dramatic humorists, translating the fun of Pierre Corneille’s 1643 French comedy was an act of respectful reinvention…The result is a scrubbed, vivacious script salted with hints of cheeky self-awareness.” —DCTheatreScene.com.
“Astonishingly fresh, funny, and totally appealing to modern audiences.” —Washington Examiner.
The People …
in order of appearance
|Cliton||Evan James Copeland|
|Stage Managers||Debbie Marinik|
|Lighting Design||Andrew C. Todd|
|Lighting Crew||Alan Wilkinson|
|Spot Operator||Christopher Jagodzinski|
|Sound Design||Laura Crawford|
|Sound Crew||Judy Meeks|
|Costume Design||Elizabeth Piel Black & Kari Kapszukiewicz|
|Props Gatherer||Christopher Jagodzinski|
|Stage Crew||Chris Cleland, Jake Gordy, & Christopher Jagodzinski|
|Set Design||Wes Skinner|
|Set Dressing||Jake Gordy & Christopher Jagodzinski|
|Set Construction||Brad Ray & Wes Skinner|
|Painters & Dutchers||Christopher Jagodzinski|
|Scenic Art||Denise Coyle|
|Fight Scene Instructor||J. Heath Huber|
|Program Art & Cover Design||Christopher Jagodzinski|
|House Manager||Ann Veasey|
|Box Office||Ann Veasey|
|Box Office Staff||Kimberley Bruggemann, Pam Engle, Dan Finkel, Sandy Fry, Jake Gordy, Darlene Hatfield, Sue Holliger, Patty Hoover, Christopher Jagodzinski, Debbie Marinik, Jean Mills, Susan Rice, & Sara Speelman|
|Program Printing||AIM Specialists|
|Marquee Signs||Jake Gordy & Christopher Jagodzinski|
|Theatre Photographer||Frank Venda|
|Special Thanks||Kate Argow, Judy Meeks, Owens Community College, Karen Ray|