Tickets, $5 each, are available at the door prior to the performances or by calling the theatre box office at 740-826-8376. Muskingum University students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their university identification card.
Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend, Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him.
From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies. Brilliantly adapted for today by David Ives, adapted from Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille.