“Ives’s Liar is a treat—and that’s the truth.”
– Entertainment Weekly
Meet our hero, the rapscallion who raises lying to an art form. Buckle up for an evening of razor-sharp modern wordplay and classic Restoration stage combat. Blessed and cursed with an unfailing gift for fabrication, young Dorante comes to Paris looking for a good time and promptly falls in love.
Adapted from Pierre Corneille’s Le Menteur by the incomparable wordsmith David Ives, the play guides us through the maze of his adventures and leads us at a breakneck pace on a wildly witty journey
to the rascal’s happy ending.
Live Arts is Charlottesville, Virginia’s cutting-edge community theatre. We have developed an unlikely blend of professional standards, high production values, and bold, modern work with a commitment to amateur actors. Since 1990, our company has fostered the creation of more than 90 works, ranging from new interpretations of classics to avante... more