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"The Liar" - West Coast Premiere at Marin Shakes

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"The Liar"

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.

 * AEA

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 
 
WEBSITE:    http://www.marinshakespeare.org
 
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

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