By David Ives
Adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
From the author of the Lantern's smash hit New Jerusalem comes this sophisticated, playful adaptation of the classic French comedy by Pierre Corneille. Charming, handsome, and an incorrigible liar, Dorante has come to Paris seeking pleasure. Dorante, who cannot tell the truth, is paired upon his arrival with Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie. Dorante then falls head over heels for the beautiful Clarice, but mistakes her name for that of her best friend, Lucrece. After lying his way into a world of trouble, can Dorante lie his way back out again? Fiendishly clever and a bit naughty, the wordplay and swordplay of The Liar make for an evening that's filled with delights!