Classic Stage Company has announced complete casting for The Liar, Tony-nominated playwright David Ives’ comedy adapted from the play Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille. The 17th century farce of mistaken identity and secrets will be directed by Michael Kahn, the artistic director of Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., who helmed the world-premiere staging there in 2010.
Previews are set to begin January 11, 2017. 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 will be made up of Christian Conn, Aubrey Deeker, Carson Elrod, Kelly Hutchinson, Adam Lefevre, Ismenia Mendes, Amelia Pedlow, and Tony Roach.
The production will feature 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).
Classic Stage Company is currently staging a sold-out, world-premiere production of Dead Poets Society, written by Academy Award winner Tom Schulman, adapted from his screenplay, and directed by artistic director John Doyle.
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