The French hit comedy Un Pyjama Pour 6 by Marc Camoletti is scheduled to open at Mexico City's Teatro 11 de Julio Jan. 9 for an open-ended run. The original French title means in English A Pajama for 6, but the show has received a new title in Spanish: Yo Miento, Tu Mientes, Todos Mentimos, which English translation is I Lie, You Lie, Everyone Lies.
Marc Camoletti is probably best known for his hit comedies Don't Dress for Dinner which enjoyed a highly successful run in London and Boeing Boeing which has been staged internationally and was filmed under the same title by Paramount in 1965, starring Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis and Thelma Ritter.
The lying cast of Yo Miento... includes Mauricio Herrera (who is also directing), Helena Rojo, Cesar Evora, Marisol Santacruz, Aida Pierce and Eduardo Caceres.
Herrera is one of Mexico's most popular comedians, he starred in such hits as Play it Again, Sam, They're Playing Our Song and Lend Me a Tenor, while Rojo is one of Mexico's leading dramatic actresses, she has starred in numerous soap-operas, films and plays, including the Mexican production of Tamara.
Producer Ruben Lara describes the show as "an hilarious comedy of infidelities, in which, as the title says; everyone lies". Yo Miento, Tu Mientes, Todos Mentimos will play Fri. at 7PM & 9:30PM, Sat. at 6PM & 8:30PM and Sun. at 5:30PM & 8PM. The Teatro 11 de Julio is located at Dr. Vertiz 688, Mexico City. For information and tickets call (52-5) 538-2964.
--By Claudio Carrera