Shakespeare in the Vines


As a fun, delicious start into the Shakespeare in the Vines’ 2014 season, this hilarious comedy promises to be a fantastically fun night out. Directed by Brittany Campbell, with an award-winning cast, The Liar will delight all with its dazzling, fast-paced, inventive language and endless plot-twisting wit!

Dorante is a charming 17th century young man newly arrived in Paris, 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 the 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 a comedy, a sparkling romance, astonishingly fresh, funny and totally appealing to modern audiences.

“…What’s the funniest play ever written? I used to think it was Noises Off, but now that I've seen THE LIAR, David Ives' English-language adaptation of Pierre Corneille's 1644 comedy about a compulsive liar, I'm not so sure…I laughed so hard that I was sore the next day…By wedding [Ives'] verbal prestidigitation to Corneille's mistaken-identity plot, Mr. Ives has come up with a play in which the laughs flow freely and joyously."  —The Wall Street Journal.

David Ives is to theatre what Robin Williams is to comedy, with a mastery of language and comic timing that is unparalleled on today's stages!


SITV Proudly Presents

Our Spring Production...

Adapted by David Ives from the 17th century comedy by Pierre Cornielle

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March 13th (Preview), 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, & 22nd

Performances begin at 7:00pm

Staged in the opulent Carol’s Restaurant at the beautiful...

Baily Vineyard & Winery

33440 La Serena Way  Temecula, CA 92592

Make your Friday or Saturday dinner* reservations today by calling Carol’s Restaurant at (951) 676-9243

(*show ticket price does not include dinner.)