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Wellesley Repertory Theatre presents The Liar
January 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 4, 2018
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. From these, plus more 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. “An effervescent delight. Cheeky…bawdy…romantic” and full of “smiling exuberance.” NYTimes. Reuniting much of the cast of the multiple IRNE award-nominated Three Sisters, director Marta Rainer is: “thrilled to offer Wellesley Rep audiences a masterful symphony of flim-flam, combated skillfully by savvy Parisian women in cotton candy-colored wigs! The truth is, we all need a laugh. We are so grateful to be able to dance with The Liar‘s deliciously silly text, which invites us to do exactly that.”
WRT is proud to bring this story to life together with critically acclaimed company members: Angela Bilkic, Danny Bolton, Caitlin Graham, Charles Linshaw, John Kinsherf, Ariela Nazar-Rosen, Dan Prior, Samuel Warton and the design team; David Towlun (Set Design), Chelsea Kerl (Costume Design), and George Cooke (Sound Design). The WRT company has been in residence at Wellesley College since 1998.
Performances: Jan. 11 – Feb. 4, 2018
Evenings: Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 7pm ~ Matinees: Saturdays & Sundays @ 2pm
Tickets: $20 general admission | $10 seniors and students
PAY WHAT YOU CAN on Thursdays!
To make a reservation: call the Box Office @ 781-283-2000
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The theatre is handicapped accessible, please email [email protected]