The Liar

The Liar | Sep 9 – Oct 2, 2016

By David Ives; Directed by Doug Scholz-Carlson
Adapted from Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille
Comedy / Area Premiere / Proscenium Stage
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly intricate lies. Sharp and saucy modern language adds zest to this sparkling urbane romance.


* member, Actors Equity Association

Doug Scholz-Carlson – Director
Rebecca Bernstein – Costume Designer
Eli Schlatter – Scenic Designer
Michael P. Kittel – Lighting Designer
Don Livingston – Harpsichordist
Abbee Warmboe – Properties Designer
Sara Huebschen – Wig Designer
Jamie J. Kranz* – Stage Manager
Samantha Diekman – Assistant Stage Manager

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P: Preview  B: Bargain Preview 99¢ – $7.99 D: Post-show Discussion

O: Opening Night   M: Musings   ASL: American Sign Language

AD: Audio Description    C: Open Captioning


Wednesday, Sept 14 and Sunday, Sept 25

Marcia Aubineau hosts a post-show Q & A with the cast.

Saturday, Sept 18

Post-Show Musings: Gather in the lobby and talk about the show with your fellow audience members.

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THE LIAR Content Analysis
Park Square wants your theatergoing experience to be as enjoyable as possible. Following is a list of content within The Liar that may be of concern to some members of our audience. Please understand that some information may give away surprises within the story. The information is provided to help you make informed decisions. Keep in mind that the language and themes outlined below, taken out of context, may seem more offensive than they would be within the context of the actual play. If you have any questions about the play’s content, please contact Michael-jon Pease, executive director, at 651.767.8497 or

The Liar is suitable for teenagers and adults. 

Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world’s greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing’s David Ives.

Adult Language
There is mild adult language, including two uses of h*ll, two of d*mn, and one each of *sshole, b*tch, and t*ts.

There are comical references to sword-fighting and a mock duel.


Sexual References/Nudity
There are multiple sexual innuendos and comical allusions to amorous trysts.

Other Mature Themes
The play includes references to adultery.

Running Time
Two hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.



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