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The Liar

Closed February 26, 2017

A classic 17th Century farce is brought to life in David Ives' new adaptation

Why See The Liar?

A New adaptation

David Ives (Venus in Furs) brings his adaptation of the classic farce Pierre Corneille's Le Lenteur to the Classic Stage Company. Corneille's play was first performed in 1644, and features enough mistaken identities and star-crossed lovers to make Shakespeare jealous. This Off-Broadway production of Ives witty adaptation boasts a cast that includes Broadway alum Carson Erod (Peter and the Starcatcher), Christian Conn (Desire Under the Elms) and Aubrey Deeker (The Mentalist). Michael Kahn directs.

What is The Liar About?

Dorante meets two lovely ladies named Clarice and Lucrece in Paris, and plumps for Lucrece as his future bride. Unfortunately, Dorante has the two women's names mixed up - Lucrese (the subject of his desires) is actually Clarice, so when his father tries to marry him off to Clarice, Dorante is heartbroken, when he should be delighted! Add Dorante's all too honest manservant Clinton into the mix and you have the set-up for a farce for the ages.

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Opening night: 11 January 2017

Cast and Creative


Christian Conn
Aubrey Deeker
Carson Elrod
Kelly Hutchinson
Adam Lefevre
Ismenia Mendes
Amelia Pedlow
Tony Roach


Written by David Ives
Adapted from the play Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille
Directed by Michael Kahn
Set Design by Alexander Dodge
Costume Design byMurell Horton
Lighting Design by Mary Louise Geiger
Original Music by Adam Wernick
Sound Design by Matt Stine

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