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2014 12 the liar showing
15th WATCH Award Nominees Announced! Colonial Players earned 16 WATCH award nominations in the 15th annual WATCH award competition! Click here for details.

(Photos above from several recent productions.)

2014 12 the liar logoAdapted by David Ives
from the play
by Pierre Corneille
Directed by Steve Tobin
Performance dates:
Jan 16 - Feb 7, 2015
Run time: 2h 20m

This sparkling comedy, fast witted and robustly-paced, is the story of a man who can't tell the truth, and his servant who can't tell a lie. Together, they roar into Paris and into the immediate pursuit of ladies they meet in the Tuilleries Gardens. Full of spicy banter, mistaken identities and passions running away with common sense, this timeless tale was originally written in 1643 in iambic pentameter. David Ives has updated it with romping, contemporary language still in verse. Audiences will be dazzled as the story bounces to its hilarious conclusions.

To download the production postcard for The Liar to share with your friends, visit the Downloads page of our website and look under the Production Postcard heading

Don't wait to get your tickets!

Several of our performances of The Liar have sold out to date. Standby tickets are always available once regular seats have sold out. Please read our Standby Ticketing Policy for details. Make sure you don't miss your chance to see this "delightful romp" (DC Metro Theatre Arts) performed in-the-round, an experience only The Colonial Players can provide in Annapolis!

And the reviews are in...

(Click the reviewer logos below to read the full reviews.)

dcmta logo"The Colonial Players’ The Liar is a delightful romp. ... Anything directed by Steve Tobin at Colonial Players must be on your ‘must see’ list."

bay weekly logo"The Liar’s a romp, and it moves apace | Tobin makes creative use of the space | So hie yourself down to East Street, and fun | For great entertainment, this is the one."

baltimore sun logo""The Liar" becomes a comedy triumph that seems destined to add to the troupe's growing list of area awards."