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The Liar
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The Liar
Philadelphia Premiere
By David Ives
Adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
November 1 - December 9, 2012

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. He 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!

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Cliton is pretty excited that
THE LIAR has been extended... again.
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Hello, ladies. Tis I, your man, Cliton.
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Cast & Production Team

Jake Blouch as Alcippe  •  Sarah Gliko as Clarice  •  Dave Johnson as Cliton  •  Emilie Krause as Lucrece  •  Aubie Merrylees as Dorante  •  Emily Rogge as Isabelle/Sabine  •  Peter Schmitz as Geronte  •  Matt Tallman as Philiste

Meghan Jones, Production Manager & Scenic Designer  •  Maggie Baker, Costume Designer  •  Shon Causer, Lighting Designer  •  Christopher Colucci, Original Music & Sound Designer  •  J. Alex Cordaro, Fight Director  •  Joshua Browns, Verse Coach  •  Rebecca Smith, Stage Manager  •  Jarrod Ian Markman, Assistant Director
News & Reviews

"Truly wonderful!
Readers dear, my pen's on fire
To praise the charm of Lantern's Liar.
The cast is nimble, the cast is quick
For sheer amusement, this show's my pick." –Philadelphia Inquirer  more

"One of the best directed and charming productions of the year, The Liar is guaranteed to lighten and warm even the heaviest, coldest heart. And that's the truth." –Philadelphia Weekly  more

"An evening of joyful bliss!" –Philadelphia City Paper  more

"I have not laughed this hard in a really, really long time." –CultureMob  more

"With me so far? It's all crystal clear under Kathryn MacMillan's confident direction, with all eight cast members displaying great diction and command of Ives' often tricky language. [Ives has] concocted an adaptation that not only shows off his nimble wit but requires a deft cast to pull off its every ridiculous twist. The cast of the Lantern's enjoyable production comes through." –Talkin' Broadway  more

"Breezily effective and often ingenious... Director Kathryn MacMillan jumps her cast into the merriment, with good results all around." –Broad Street Review  more

"MacMillan maintains a quick pace and the outstanding cast keeps up with ease, obviously relishing the fun of the language and the silliness of the story." –STAGE Magazine
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