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Burbage Theatre Co | 59 Blackstone Ave, Pawtucket RI 02860 | (401) 484-0355 | info@burbagetheatre.org

©2019 by Burbage Theatre Company

SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 20

and now

EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Sunday evening performances added

Oct 13 & 20 at 7pm 

EVENT DATES:

 

Thursday, September 26 at 8pm

Friday, September 27 at 8pm 

Saturday, September 28 at 8pm PRESS

SOLD OUT

Sunday, September 29 at 2pm PRESS

Friday, October 4 at 8pm

Saturday, October 5 at 8pm

Sunday, October 6 at 2pm

Friday, October 11 at 8pm

 Saturday, October 12 at 8pm

Sunday, October 13 at 2pm

Sunday, October 13 at 7pm

Friday, October 18 at 8pm

Saturday, October 19 at 8pm

Sunday, October 20 at 2pm

Sunday, October 20 at 7pm

TICKETS
 

PREVIEW - $15

STUDENT - $15

GENERAL - $25

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT - FREE


Contact: info@burbagetheatre.org 


For Event Updates: www.burbagetheatre.org

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Members of the PRESS are invited to our 

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Performance as well  as our Sunday Preview Matinee.

 

To reserve to complimentary Press Seats contact Jeff Church, Artistic Director, at

jeff.church.jr@gmail.com.

 

ABOUT THE SCHOOL FOR LIES

 

It's 1666 and the widow Celimene, the host of the wittiest salon in Paris, is being sued for her sharp and satiric tongue. Surrounded by shallow suitors, whom she lives off of without surrendering to, Celimene has managed to evade love since her beloved husband died—until Frank shows up. A traveler known for his own coruscating wit and acidic misanthropy, Frank turns Celimene's world upside-down, taking on her suitors, matching her barb for barb. This wild farce of furious tempo and stunning verbal display, all in very contemporary couplets, runs variations on Molière's ​The Misanthrope, which inspired it. Another incomparable romp from the brilliant author of ​All in the Timing.
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“A glittering tribute to Moliere”—​New York Times


 "…we are in prime-time rhyme time yet again with uber-clever playwright David Ives…slyly funny…an irreverent tribute to Moliere." —Washington Post
 
“...Ives’ streamlined, 90-minute plot, unstoppable couplets, and the infusion of mega-topical references blows [Le Misanthrope] wide open for today’s audience.” -Metro Weekly

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

 

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES

by David Ives

adapted from THE MISANTHROPE by Moliere

directed by Jeff Church

 

CAST

Andrew Iacovelli, Basque/Dubois
Matthew Fagan, Acaste
Gabrielle McCauley, Eliante
James Lucey, Frank
Richard Noble, Clitander
Victor Neto, Philinte
Vince Petronio, Oronte
Catia, Celimene
Valerie Westgate, Arsinoe

PRODUCTION CREW

Stage Management, Jessica Winward

Set Design, Andrew Iacovelli

Lighting Design, Jessica Winward

Costume Design, Jeff Church/Jessica Winward

Assistant Stage Management, Isaiah Gamboa

Assistant Stage Management, Katie Westgate

 

Press/Reviews

Providence Journal - Burbage debuts a top-notch 'School for Lies'

September 29, 2019

Like most farces, “The School for Lies” peels back layers of a story, each more fantastical and hysterical than the last.  In the production playing at Burbage Theatre Company...

Broadway World - The Rhyme's the Thing at Burbage's THE SCHOOL FOR LIES

October 8, 2019

It's always exciting when a young theater company finds a place to call its own, a permanent home where it can develop creatively and grow...

Pawtucket Times - Burbage is 'Brilliant'

October 2, 2019

Long before "Saturday Night Live", there was Celimene's salon, a place in Paris in 1666 where frenemies got together to engage in clever repartee, fawning over one another in person but skewering folks...

PattyJ.com -Dip Your Toe Back Into Local Theater This Fall With This Fantastic Comedy 

October 8, 2019

Now at their new home, 59 Blackstone Ave in Pawtucket, Burbage Theatre Co decided to open their season with a bang, or at least a blurting of uncontrollable laughter...

Warwick Beacon - Burbage's 'School for Lies' hysterically funny

October 4, 2019

Want to laugh until it hurts?

I’m not lying when I tell you that Burbage Theatre’s first production in their new home is two hours and 15 minutes of hysterical mayhem that will have you leaving the theatre chuckling.

Edge Media Network - The School for Lies

October 4, 2019

"The School For Lies" is a wild farce featuring a series of  misunderstandings, insults, and love affairs.  Burbage Theatre Company's production benefits from Jeff Church's focused direction and an ensemble...