Production Staff

Director: KC MacMillan

Set Designer: Thom Weaver

Costume Designer: Janus Stefanowicz

Lighting Designer: Jerold R. Forsyth

Sound Designer: John Stovicek

Dramaturg: Sarah Totora

Stage Manager: Christen Mandracchia


CELIMENE: Victoria Rose Bonito

FRANK: Seth Thomas Schmitt-Hall

ACASTE: Brendan Maxwell Farrell

ARSINOE: Julie George-Carlson*

CLITANDER: Peter Andrew Danzig*


ELIANTE: Meghan Winch

ORONTE: Chris Monaco

PHILINTE: Mitchell Bloom

The School for Lies

The School for Lies

by David Ives

directed by KC MacMillan

February 11-23, 2014

What do a dreadful poet, penniless Frenchman, and saucy siren have in common? They all speak in hilarious rhyming couplets in David Ives' deliciously off-color tribute to Moliere's The Misanthrope. It's 1666 and the brightest, cattiest salon in Paris belongs to Celimene, a beautiful young widow so known for her satiric tongue she's being sued for it. Surrounded by shallow suitors (whom she leads on long enough to live off of), Celimene has managed to evade love since her adoring husband died. But she meets her misanthropic match when a sardonic stranger comes on the scene, turning her witty world upside down and matching her barb for barb.