Actresses Molly Parker Myers and Caroline Parsons on stage

The Liar by David Ives

Adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille


January 11–February 4; matinee and evening performances
Alumnae Hall Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre (111)

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. From these, plus more 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.
 
Performances:
7 PM on Thursdays and Fridays: January 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, February 1, 2
2 PM and 7 PM on Saturdays: January 13, 20, 27, February 3
2 PM on Sundays: January 14, 21, 28, February 4
 
$20 general admission, $10 seniors and students. Call the box office to make a reservation: 781-283-2000, wellesleyrepertorytheatre.org
 
Image: from left to right: Molly Parker Myers and Caroline Parsons