THE LIARS

By Henry Arthur Jones

CTL, Lee Strasberg Theatre

PRODUCTION NOTES

The rarely produced 1895 classic comedy Henry Arthur Jones' play The Liars was a justifiable hit in its day even earning the approval the rival playwright and severe critic, George Bernard Shaw.

 

This delightfully witty play follows the social set of London who are scandalized when the beautiful and spirited Lady Jessica, wife of a prominent member of society, is on the verge of risking her marriage and reputation for the love of the handsome and dashing soldier Ed Faulkner who has recently returned from a heroic career in India. The only one who does not see her dancing on the edge of the precipice is her constantly pre-occupied husband.

 

Caught by her sister in a compromising private dinner with her lovesick soldier, the two women concoct a lie that soon snowballs out of control, eventually involving her entire family and friends to all of their extreme discomfort and our delight.  The final act is spellbinding and suprising as their wise friend Sir Christopher Deering takes control of the situation. 

 

 

CAST

 

Sir Christopher Deering

Ken Danzinger

 

Lady Jessica Nepean

Sarah Larsen

 

Edward Faulkner

Michael James Reed

 

Waiter/Taplin/Gadsby

Nick Salamone

 

George Nepean

Michael R. Fife

 

Gilbert Nepean

Ken Meseroll

 

Lady Rosamund Tatton

Caryn West

 

Archibald Coke

Carlos Carrasco

 

Freddie Tatton

Stuart W. Howard

 

Beatrice Ebernoe

Jean Gilpin

 

Mrs. Crespin

Geraldine Singer

 

Dolly Coke

Miranda Viscoli

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Director

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Lighting Desiger

Deena Lynn Mullen

 

Set and Costume Design

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Sound Designer

Kent Minault

 

Production Stage Manager

Wally Moran