|(photo: Michael Brosilow via Wall Street Journal)|
Performance dates are February 7 – March 9, 2014, Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm with possible added Wednesdays. Austin Playhouse is a professional theatre. All roles are paid. Equity and non-Equity actors will be hired.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED: To schedule an audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
From the author of the recent Broadway hit Venus in Fur comes this sophisticated, playful adaptation of the classic French comedy by Pierre Corneille: Paris, 1643. Charming, handsome, and an incorrigible liar, Dorante has come to Paris seeking pleasure. He falls head over heels for the beautiful Clarice, but mistakes her name for that of her best friend, Lucrece. After lying his way into a world of trouble, can Dorante lie his way back out again? Fiendishly clever and a bit naughty, the wordplay and swordplay of The Liar make for an evening that's filled with delights!
"Astonishingly fresh, funny, and totally appealing to modern audiences." —Washington Examiner.
Dorante: A young man just arrived in Paris. A newly trained lawyer and a liar.
Cliton: Dorante’s servant who cannot tell a lie, enamored with Isabelle
Alcippe: Dorante’s friend, secretly engaged to Clarice
Clarice: A young lady of Paris
Lucrece: Clarice’s best friend
Isabelle/Sabine: Servant to Lucrece/Clarice
Philiste: Alcippe's friend, enamored with Sabine