A Bay Area Premiere!
See complete schedule including pay what you will previews, repertory performances and special events at http://www.marinshakespeare.org/pages/ticketorder.php
PRODUCER: Marin Shakespeare Company
WHAT: "The Liar"
By David Ives, adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille
Marin Shakespeare Company continues its 2012 summer festival season with "The Liar."
Robert Currier directs this saucy, fast-paced romantic romp about a charming, young man who is a pathological liar. Featuring rhyming couplets, high energy and comic timing, playwright David Ives' clever adaptation of Pierre Corneille's 17th-century French farce was heralded as "a true comic gem" when commissioned and presented by Washington D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre in 2010.
"It's neither exactly a translation nor an adaptation," David Ives said in a 2010 Playbill article. "It's what I call a translaptation...The play is partly a social satire about how lies work within a society, within love, how lies are woven into the fabric of things. It shows how lies can feed love and actually create happiness."
Featuring Darren Bridgett* as Dorante, Stephen Muterspaugh* as Cliton, Cat Thompson* as Clarece, Elena Wright* as Lucrece, James Hiser* as Alcippe, Scott Coopwood* as Philiste, Jarion Monroe* as Geronte and Natasha Noel as Isabelle & Sabine.
Directed by Robert Currier
The professional, award-winning Marin Shakespeare Company offers its summer festival of three plays presented under the stars in its outdoor venue, Dominican University of California's Forest Meadows Amphitheatre in San Rafael, Calif. The MSC summer festival features a variety of special events and discounted ticket options including “Pay What You Will” preview performances. See the complete performance schedule, event information and order tickets at Marin Shakespeare Company’s website at www.marinshakespeare.org
WHEN: Aug. 17 to Sept. 23, 2012
Previews: Aug. 17 & Aug. 19, 2012
Open: Aug. 25, 2012
Close: Sept. 23, 2012
Marin Shakespeare Company kicks off the season with preview performances. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays; 4 p.m. Sundays. See complete schedule including pay what you will previews, repertory performances and special events at http://www.marinshakespeare.org/pages/ticketorder.php
WHERE: Forest Meadows Amphitheatre
890 Belle Avenue, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, Calif.
NEW PARKING AREA: A new parking area is available adjacent to the Amphitheatre entrance off of Belle Avenue. To access this parking area, proceed north past the main Dominican parking lot at the Conlan Recreation Center; take the first left onto Belle Avenue. Proceed one block (Marin Tennis Club will be on your right) and turn left into the entrance to the NEW PARKING LOT located at 890 Belle Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901.
TICKETS: $20 to $35
Season tickets: $75 General, $65 Senior, $45 Youth
Ages 20 to 35 "Pay Your Age" at the door only-good for all performances.
Bard Pass: Eight tickets for $200 good for any performance.
Single tickets advance or at the door: $35 General; $30 Senior; $20 Youth
Shakespeare Dinners: $35 per person. A catered dinner and intimate pre-show talk. Play ticket and beverages not included.
BOX OFFICE: 415-499-4488
PROMO VIDEO: http://animoto.com/play/u5yFxh2Xrgh3ae6ETN2Fmg
Free onsite parking. Located near public transit. Comfortable bench seating. Theater opens one hour prior to show time for picnicking. Bring your own picnic or purchase snacks at the Theatre Café. Warm clothing, jackets, blankets recommended for evening performances. Call box office for special parking needs.
Marin Shakespeare Company is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization
Marin Shakespeare Company's "The Liar" performance schedule:
~ AUGUST ~
Friday, Aug. 17, 8 PM - Liar Pay What You Will Preview
Sunday, Aug. 19, 8 PM - Liar Preview
Friday, Aug. 24, 8 PM - Dream Pre-Show Conversation
Saturday, Aug 25, 8 PM - Liar Opening
Sunday, Aug 26, 4 PM - Liar Senior Day Matinee - Senior Tickets $15
~ SEPTEMBER ~
Friday, Aug. 31, 8 PM - Liar Pre-Show Conversation / Full Moon
Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 PM - Liar
Sunday, Sept. 2, 8 PM - Liar
Saturday, Sept. 8, 8 PM - Liar
Sunday, Sept. 9, 4 PM - Liar Family Day Matinee - Youth 18 & under FREE
Sunday, Sept. 9, 8 PM - Dream Post-show Q&A
Friday, Sept. 14, 8 PM - Liar Pre-Show Conversation
Sunday, Sept. 16, 8 PM - Liar Post-show Q&A
Friday, Sept. 21, 8 PM - Liar Pre-Show Conversation
Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 PM - Liar
Sunday, Sept. 23, 8 PM - Liar Closing