Overview

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.”


ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS

ARTISTIC STAFF

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.

CAST

Dorante, a young man just arrived in ParisJeb Burris*
Geronte, Dorante’s fatherKipp Moorman
Cliton, Dorante’s servantBrandon Burk
Clarice, a young lady of PariBetsy Mugavero*
Lucrece, Clarice’s best friendAidaa Peerzada
Alcippe, Clarice’s secret fiancéWayne T. Carr*
Philiste, Alcippe’s friendJeremy Thompson
sabelle, vivacious servant to LucreceKatie Cunningham*
Sabine, puritanical servant to ClariceKatie Cunningham*

 

Understudies

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.

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The director and fight choreographer are members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

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The costume and sound designers are represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE.

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Play Details

Dates
September 14 – October 13, 2018

Venue
Randall L. Jones Theatre

Author
By David Ives
Adapted from Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille

Director
Brad Carroll

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Study Guide
Synopsis
Characters

Content Advisory
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.

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