The charming Dorante cannot tell the truth, and his manservant Cliton cannot tell a lie. From this simple premise springs one of the Western world’s greatest comedies, a spirited seventeenth century French farce brilliantly adapted for today, complete with mistaken lovers, suspicious fathers, sparkling romance, frothy comedy, and an abundance of breathtakingly intricate “alternative facts.”
Director — Brad Carroll
Scenic Designer — Jason Lajka
Costume Designer — David Kay Mickelsen
Lighting Designer — William C. Kirkham
Music Score Sound Designer — Barry G. Funderburg
Voice and Text Coach — Philip Thompson
Fight Director — Geoffrey Kent
Stage Manager — Jade Bruno*
Scene: Paris, 1643
There will be one intermission.
Dorante, a young man just arrived in Paris —Jeb Burris*
Geronte, Dorante’s father —Kipp Moorman
Cliton, Dorante’s servant —Brandon Burk
Clarice, a young lady of Pari —Betsy Mugavero*
Lucrece, Clarice’s best friend —Aidaa Peerzada
Alcippe, Clarice’s secret fiancé —Wayne T. Carr*
Philiste, Alcippe’s friend —Jeremy Thompson
sabelle, vivacious servant to Lucrece —Katie Cunningham*
Sabine, puritanical servant to Clarice —Katie Cunningham*
Dorante—Josh Jeffers; Geronte—Chris Mixon*; Cliton—Michael Doherty*; Clarice—Katie Fay Francis; Lucrece—Katie Fay Francis; Alcippe/Philiste—Rob Riordan*; Isabelle/Sabine—Colleen Baum*
Understudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performance.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
†Appearing courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program.
The director and fight choreographer are members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
The costume and sound designers are represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE.
Videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
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September 14 – October 13, 2018
Randall L. Jones Theatre
By David Ives
Adapted from Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille
This delightfully silly French farce translated into English is extremely fast paced. It contains some adult language and humor and sexual innuendo, and the action moves so quickly it may be difficult for young children to follow at times. It may not be suitable for preteens and younger teenagers.