Friday, November 21, 2014
by David Ives, adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille
directed by Edgerton Guest Artist M. Graham Smith
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 aquires a servant who cannot lie, falls in love with Clarice but confuses her name, and is fighting a marriage being arranged by his father. In a highly physical staging by guest director Graham Smith, misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies combine in a sparkling, urban romance brilliantly adapted for today by award-winning playwright, David Ives.