Glimpse behind the scenes at a special open rehearsal for David Ives’s The School for Lies, directed by Michael Kahn. Be among the first to see excerpts from this hilarious new production, opening May 30 at Lansburgh Theatre—and get an exclusive chance to win tickets to Opening Night of the show!
This is a free event.
Reservations are recommended.
From the comic imagination of STC favorite David Ives comes a timely take on Molière’s ruthless satire. A gleeful truth-teller, Frank is a French aristocrat who despises his society of liars and doesn’t mind telling them so. Frank’s well-aimed barbs wreak havoc in a world of pompous suitors and extravagant ladies, until rumors ricochet and alternative facts become reality.
Tony Award-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French “trilogy” of The Liar, The Heir Apparent and The Metromaniacs, return to old stomping grounds in this uproarious update of one of the greatest masterpieces of French comedy. Outrageous gags and vicious couplets strike a hilarious balance of class and crass in this classic collision of Molière’s biting satire and Ives’s modern wit.