Arts & Culture

MGCCC Jefferson Davis Players present the 'The Liar'

Presented by: MGCCC Jefferson Davis Players Where: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, Gulfport, Fine Arts Auditorium

Show times/dates: 8 p.m. Oct. 22-24, 2 p.m. Oct. 25

Director: Ryan Pierini

Stage manager: Justin Sexton

Assistant stage manager: Danielle Williams

Light board: Christopher Schultz

Starring: Joshua Boney, Chris Long, Dereck Webber, Rebecca Kurtzweil, Hadley Hill, Jonathan Pittman, Lino Rodriguez and Aulora Rusk

Synopsis: Adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille, the comedy is set in Paris during 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. Clarice is secretly engaged to Dorante's best friend Alcippe, and Dorante is unaware 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 hilarious show that is appealing to modern audiences.

Tickets: $5 general admission and $3 students

Reservations/details: 897-3931 or mgccc.edu/jd-players

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