THE LIAR at Antaeus Theater Company

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Bob Verini – ArtsInLA

This production is a buoyant treat from first to last. Full disclosure, this is coming from someone with a lifelong antipathy to mistaken-identity plots—you know, the ones in which one opportune word from a character would set everything right immediately, but that word is arbitrarily withheld until the 11th hour. That’s exactly how David Ives’s rhymed couplet version of a 1644 Corneille play operates, and yet such is the magic of this production that it never feels labored .Read more…

Terry Morgan  –  LAist

The Antaeus Company has delivered a sparkling production of Pierre Corneille’s 17th-century play The Liar. It’s a brilliant modern adaptation by David Ives and is one of the wittiest things I’ve seen in years. The downside of being a theatre company that specializes in the classics, such as the Antaeus Company, is that, rightly or wrongly, it accrues a sense of gravitas that might not, to a random prospective theatergoer, imply fun. It’s admirable that even though Antaeus has long been one of the most lauded and entertaining theatre companies in town, they are still trying to be even more accessible to the general audience. Read more…

Now running through December 1.