• “SILLY, SWEET, and SEXY.”Entertainment Weekly
  • “OUTRAGEOUS…we are in prime-time rhyme time yet again with uber-clever playwright David Ives.”The Washington Post
  • “HILARIOUS…will leave your sides aching.”DC Theatre Scene
  • “SUMPTUOUS…the PERFECT escape.”Broadway World
  • “HILARIOUS … The actors all flourish…under the droll direction of [Michael] Kahn.”Brightest Young Things
  • “SUPERB…a 90-minute laugh-out-loud-athon.”DC Outlook
  • “DAZZLING…A CELEBRATORY OCCASION.”DC Metro Theater Arts

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. His 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 LiarThe 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.



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