April 11 - 22, 2018

Théâtre français de Toronto

Playwright(s): Pierre Corneille

Directed by:
Joël Beddows

Shiong-En Chan
Alex Côté
Valérie Descheneaux
François Macdonald

Le Menteur (The Liar) tells the story of the young Dorante at the moment of his arrival in Paris and his introduction into a world of gallantry and prestige. There, he invents a thousand lives in order to carve himself a choice place in his new environment. However, after a misunderstanding about the names of two young women, Lucrèce and Clarice, Dorante finds himself caught in a cascade of lies. No longer able to tell truth from fiction, he himself gets lost in a maze of falsehoods.

“The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.”

- Act I, scene 1

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