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The Liar

by David Ives
Adapted from the farce by Pierre Corneille
Directed by Robert Currier

A Bay Area Premiere

The Liar, by Pierre Coroneille, adapted by David Ives -  2012 Marin Shakespeare

Producer’s Perspective:

What a joy to introduce the Bay Area to David Ives' brilliantly witty play, adapted from Pierre Corneille. The language is an ice cream sundae topped with whipped cream, chocolate and caramel sauces, slivered almonds and a big red cherry. It's as delicious as can be. The characters are broadly comedic, the situations are farcical, and the physical humor clever and copious. Yet, there is also a deep philosophical heart to this play, gorgeously delivered by the incomparable Darren Bridgett, whose character -- an inveterate liar -- having led everyone astray and confused us all, teaches us that the world is an absurd fiction in which we can't really know the truth about anything; therefore a liar is more honest than the majority of the world which is just in denial.

With a stellar cast of eight -- tiny by our standards -- the production was perfection from start to finish, and greatly deserved its nomination by the Bay Area Critic Circle for "Best Play of the Year."


CAST & Production Staff


Dorante, a young man just arrived in Paris – Darren Bridgett*
Geronte, Dorante's father - Jarion Monroe*
Cliton, Dorante's servant - Stephen Muterspaugh*
Clarice, a young lady of Paris - Cat Thompson*
Lucrece, Clarice's best friend - Elena Wright*
Alcippe, Clarice's secret fiance - James Hiser*
Philiste, Alcippe's friend - Scott Coopwood*
Isabelle, vivacious servant to Lucrece - Natasha Noel
Sabine, puritanical servant to Clarice - Natasha Noel




Producer - Lesley Schisgall Currier
Costume Design - Abra Berman
Lighting Design- Ellen Brooks
Properties - Joel and Toni Eis
Set Design - Mark Robinson
Sound Design/Composer - Billie Cox
Stage Manager- Sabrina Kniffin*
Assistant Stage Manager - Josh Garcia-Cotter
Welder - Christopher Stewart


* Member of Actor's Equity Association

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