Regular Price: $27
Goldstar Price: $14.50
As effervescent as a bottle of Dom Pérignon, love, lies and sex bubble over in this French masterpiece from Pierre Corneille who, in addition to being one of the great French dramatists, was the 17th-century equivalent of a stand-up superstar. In his sublime comedy The Liar, Dorante, a charming, handsome pathological liar, has come to Paris seeking pleasure. He falls head-over-heels for the beautiful Clarice, but mistakes her name for that of her best friend, Lucrece. After lying his way into a world of trouble, can Dorante lie his way back out again? Broadway playwright David Ives' English-language adaptation piles on the wordplay with rhyming verse, witty allusions and puns by the metric ton. Let yourself be carried away by this Athenaeum Theatre production of The Liar in Chicago.