Performances begin January 11 for the Classic Stage Company staging of The Liar, David Ives’ adaptation of Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille. The 17th century farce of mistaken identity and secrets is directed by Michael Kahn, the artistic director of Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., who helmed the world-premiere staging there in 2010.
The Liar will officially open January 26 and is scheduled to play through February 26. The story follows pathological liar Dorante and manservant Clinton, who cannot lie. The cast is made up of Christian Conn, Aubrey Deeker, Carson Elrod, Kelly Hutchinson, Adam Lefevre, Ismenia Mendes, Amelia Pedlow, and Tony Roach.
The production features set design by Alexander Dodge, costume design by Murell Horton, lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger, original music by Adam Wernick, and sound design by Matt Stine.
The Liar marks the sixth production in the ongoing collaboration between Ives and CSC that includes A Spanish Play (translation, 2007), New Jerusalem (2008), Venus in Fur (2010), The School for Lies (2011), and The Heir Apparent (2014).
For tickets visit classicstage.org, call (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111, or in person at the box office, located at 136 East 13th Street, New York.