In this classic farce, a young man pretends to be a war hero to impress a pretty girl. As his lies progress, so do his troubles—with hilarious results. Playwright Pierre Corneille’s comedy of manners is considered a groundbreaking work which influenced contemporaries such as the young Molière.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Tara Lynne Barr as Clarice
Janine Barris as Lucrèce
Sue Cremin as Sabine/Isabelle
Danny Mann as Cliton
Christopher Neame as Géronte
John Sloan as Dorante
Mark Jude Sullivan as Philiste
Matthew Wolf as Alcippe
Includes a conversation with Larry F. Norman, Professor of French Literature, Theater, and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago.
Directed by Martin Jarvis. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in April of 2013.
Lead funding for The Liar was made possible with support from the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.