Theater: The Liar
October 24—October 26, 2013 8:00 pm
October 31—November 1, 2013 8:00 pm
November 2, 2013 2:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
by David Ives, adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille
directed by Glenn Proud
Oct. 24, 25, 26, 31, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.
Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.
The Rand Theater
David Ives describes Corneille’s effervescent play as “one of the world’s great comedies.” A simple misunderstanding snowballs into a case of mistaken identity and romantic complications ensue in this joyous, playful romp. Corneille wrote The Liar over 350 years ago, and Ives’ adaptation has beautifully translated the crisp wit that delighted French theater-goers into a compelling physical and verbally over-the-top comedy for today’s audiences.