The Liar

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The Liar at Live ArtsSponsored by Woodard Properties

  • By David Ives
  • Adapted from the play Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille
  • Directed by Mike Long
  • May 18–June 3
  • Gibson Theater

“Ives’s Liar is a treat—and that’s the truth.”
– Entertainment Weekly

Meet our hero, the rapscallion who raises lying to an art form. Buckle up for an evening of razor-sharp modern wordplay and classic Restoration stage combat. Blessed and cursed with an unfailing gift for fabrication, young Dorante comes to Paris looking for a good time and promptly falls in love.

Adapted from Pierre Corneille’s Le Menteur by the incomparable wordsmith David Ives, the play guides us through the maze of his adventures and leads us at a breakneck pace on a wildly witty journey
to the rascal’s happy ending.

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Christina Ball… Producer
  • Bill Gray… Assistant Producer
  • Mike Long… Director
  • Steven Reid… Assistant Director
  • Bob Button… Production Stage Manager
  • Chris Goode… Assistant Stage Manager
  • Kerry Moran… Set Designer
  • Chris Baumer… Lighting Designer
  • Tricia Emlet… Costume Designer
  • Amy Goffman… Costume Designer
  • Tammy Eberly… Costume Designer
  • Janelle Harrop… Costume Designer
  • Daryl Bray… Properties Designer
  • Laura Slack… Hair and Make-up Designer
  • Jim McGinnis… Dramaturge
  • Marianne Kubik… Movement Coach
  • Tim White… Line Coach

CAST

  • DORANTE… Mark McLane
  • GERONTE… Brian Dowd
  • LUCRECE… Lindsay Goodrich
  • CLARICE… Katie Muhlenkamp
  • ALCIPPE… Chris Patrick
  • CLITON… Clinton Johnston
  • PHILISTE… Kurt Meusel
  • ISABELLE/SABINE… Jen Lawless
  • STREET MUSICIAN… Alex Davis
  • WASHERWOMAN… Mimi Halpern