The Liar
by David Ives

(adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille)

A French noble who can lie himself out of any predicament, his hopelessly honest servant, identical twin maids and a meddling father are among the hilarious citizenry that populate The Liar, the final offering of the Deep Dish Theater Companys 14th season. David Ives mirthful adaptation of the classic farce by Pierre Corneille opens May 1 and plays through May 23 in the company's theater in University Mall.

Directed by Deep Dish Artistic Director Paul Frellick, the production will feature the work of set designer Miyuki Su, who previously designed the scenery for such Deep Dish productions as A Queer Kiss, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Superior Donuts; lighting designer Liz Droessler, whose projects have included A Kid Like Jake, She Stoops to Conquer and Othello, among many others; Karin Bagan, who created props most recently for The Landing and Journeys End; and LeGrande Smith, who costumed After the Revolution and Arcadia. David Berberian is the technical director and Jeff Phillips the stage manager.

Dramaturg Karen Blansfield will present a pre-show "Meet the Play" talk on Friday, May 8 at 7 pm. Post-performance discussions will take place Sunday, May 3 (with Karen Blansfield and Paul Frellick); Sunday, May 10 (with the cast); and Thursday, May 14 (a Meet the Designers discussion with the production staff). The Deep Dish Book SelectionLove, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel by David Rakoff, will be discussed on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 pm at the Chapel Hill Public Library.

Performances begin Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday (matinee) at 2 p.m. Deep Dish is located in Chapel Hill's University Mall, on Estes Drive and US 15-501.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and educators, and $21 for students, with a $2 discount for Wednesday and Thursday shows. Every Wednesday, a certain number of "Cheap Dish" tickets will be for sale at the door for just $14. Call 919-968-1515 for ticket reservations, and for more information visit

Dates: May 1 - May 23, 2015

Director: Paul Frellick

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201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Wed-Thu: $23, $21 seniors, $19 students
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Wednesday - Thursday: 7:30 pm
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Sunday Matinee: 2 pm