The Classic Stage Company staging of The Liar, David Ives’ adaptation of Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille, officially opens Off-Broadway January 26. 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 also helmed the world-premiere staging there in 2010.
The Liar began performances January 11 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 go to classicstage.org, call (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111 or visit the box office, located at 136 East 13th Street, New York.