The Liar
NW Premiere

The Liar

May 26 - June 21, 2015
Alder Stage

By David Ives, adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille
Directed By Dámaso Rodríguez
Sound Design by Resident Artist Rodolfo Ortega

From the brilliant, comedic mind of David Ives (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur) comes a hilarious “translaptation” of this 17th Century French romp, replete with wild misassumptions, mistaken identities and tangled truths. Played out in outrageously clever verse, expect lightning-fast pace, anachronistic twists and a hip cast, with plenty of nods to Corneille’s neo-classical original.

Study Guide
A great resource for all but beware of SPOILERS!! Download it here.

Stage & Studio
Stage and Studio’s Dmae Roberts took her show on the road to Artists Rep this week! She talks The Liar with play director and artistic director Dámaso Rodríguez, followed by a wonderful chat with Profile Theatre’s artistic director Adriana Baer about their upcoming play “In the Next Room, or the vibrator play.” Click here to listen!

Alder Stage

1515 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205


The Liar: Dámaso Rodríguez’s production at Artists Rep is colorful, enchanting, renewing …” 

Carol Wells, The Oregonian

“…crackling comedy” of The Liar is a kick in the collective pants”

“…a witty play, in a stylishly good-natured production that’s playful and intimate and a great deal of fun”

Bob Hicks, Oregon Artswatch

” … Dámaso Rodriguez brings the real feast … San Nicolas’ and Murray’s warp-speed elocution and fraternal chemistry. Artists Rep’s The Liar lets us sit back and relish the witty wordplay with a smooth finish of fine acting.” 

Amy Wolfe, Willamette Week

The Liar is a seriously funny rollercoaster of circumstance that held laughs (not just cheap ones, either: SMART, sophisticated, European laughs! Also fart jokes) and attention for each poetic couplet, which flowed like bearable slam poetry”

Rebecca Waits, Portland Mercury


Allen Nause
Amy Newman
Vin Shambry
Val Landrum
Isabelle / Sabine


Production Team

Susan Gratch
Scenic Designer
Bobby Brewer-Wallin
Costume Designer
Brent J. Sullivan
Lighting Designer
Rodolfo Ortega
Composer / Sound Designer
Natalie Rae Heikkinen
Props Designer
Jonathan Cole
Fight Choreographer
Carol Ann Wohlmut
Production Stage Manager
Linda Alper
Actor & Playwright
Jessica Evans Irvine
Production Assistant



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