CSC's "Misanthropic" School for Lies Will Star Mamie Gummer, Hamish Linklater and Jenn Gambatese

News   CSC's "Misanthropic" School for Lies Will Star Mamie Gummer, Hamish Linklater and Jenn Gambatese
Mamie Gummer, Hamish Linklater and Jenn Gambatese are among players in the spring Classic Stage Company production of David Ives' The School for Lies, a comedy inspired by Molière's classic The Misanthrope. Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago) will direct the world premiere.

Hamish Linklater
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The Off-Broadway production begins April 13 at CSC's home at 136 E. 13th Street. Opening night is May 1. Performances play to May 22.

Gummer (Mr. Marmalade, TV's "Off the Map") will play Celimene, Linklater (TV's "The New Adventures of Old Christine," Shakespeare in the Park's The Merchant of Venice, The Winter's Tale) will play Frank, and Gambatese (Tarzan, All Shook Up) will play Elainte. The cast will also feature Steven Boyer as Dubois/Basque, Frank Harts as Clitander, Rick Holmes as Oronte, Hoon Lee as Philante and Matthew Maher as Acaste.

Ives and Bobbie are longtime collaborators. They worked together last season at CSC on the acclaimed sold-out production of Venus in Fur and in 2008 on the acclaimed New Jerusalem. The two have collaborated for more than 15 years on numerous productions as writer/producer, writer/director, co-authors, writer/actor, and writer/dramaturg. Their productions together range from Broadway, Off-Broadway, City Center Encores! and Carnegie Hall to public television.

The production will include scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, hair design by Paul Huntley and sound by Acme Sound Partners.

The School for Lies will perform Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 PM; Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM; and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $70 for weekday performances and $75 for weekends. For tickets and information, visit or call (866) 811-4111, or (212) 352-3101, or visit the CSC box office weekdays noon to 6 PM.


CSC is the award-winning Off-Broadway theatre "committed to re-imagining the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience." It is led by artistic director Brian Kulick and executive director Jessica R. Jenen. It recently produced the sold-out run of Chekhov's Three Sisters, featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton, Jessica Hecht, Juliet Rylance and Peter Sarsgaard, directed by Austin Pendleton.

The company is currently presenting William Shakespeare and John Fletcher's Double Falsehood, directed by Brian Kulick.

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