National Theatre Brno

Liar

A liar must have a faultless memory! Otherwise he forgets to whom he told which lie… The comedic archetype of a liar can often be found in stories about the return of a prodigal son into his father’s house. Simirarly, Corneille’s brilliant comedy The Liar depicts a young man coming back to Paris from a provincial university: how else would he be able to win attention of Parisian ladies than by telling tales of his war exploits, his fortune and erudition? Regrettably, his egocentrism shortly makes him entangled in his own intrigues, leading him to dire straits. No matter how capable a liar he appears to be, he ends up confusing the name of a girl he is seducing! In his adaptation of the ‘liar’ motif, Pierre Corneille (1606–1684), a prominent representative of French classicism, picks up the threads of multiple dramatical works such as Don Juan, The Inspector General, and The Suspicious Truth by Alarcón. The Czech translation of the comedy comes from Vladimír Mikeš, whose lively translation of the play Amphytrion has been acclaimed by both the audience and critics. Following up on its successful staging, by Aminata Keita, at the Mahen Theatre, the same director will also take the direction of The Liar.

drama
comedy
classiciststyle
mahentheatre
brnotheatre

All dates

Thursday

10/24/2024


7:00 PM


Mahenovo divadlo

Brno


150 - 450 CZK

Saturday

11/30/2024


5:00 PM


Mahenovo divadlo

Brno


200 - 500 CZK

Monday

2/3/2025


7:00 PM


Mahenovo divadlo

Brno


100 - 400 CZK

Thursday

6/19/2025


7:00 PM


Mahenovo divadlo

Brno


150 - 450 CZK

Description

ABOUT PERFORMANCE

A liar must have a faultless memory! Otherwise he forgets to whom he told which lie…

The comedic archetype of a liar can often be found in stories about the return of a prodigal son into his father’s house. Simirarly, Corneille’s brilliant comedy The Liar depicts a young man coming back to Paris from a provincial university: how else would he be able to win attention of Parisian ladies than by telling tales of his war exploits, his fortune and erudition? Regrettably, his egocentrism shortly makes him entangled in his own intrigues, leading him to dire straits. No matter how capable a liar he appears to be, he ends up confusing the name of a girl he is seducing! In his adaptation of the ‘liar’ motif, Pierre Corneille (1606–1684), a prominent representative of French classicism, picks up the threads of multiple dramatical works such as Don JuanThe Inspector General, and The Suspicious Truth by Alarcón. The Czech translation of the comedy comes from Vladimír Mikeš, whose lively translation of the play Amphytrion has been acclaimed by both the audience and critics. Following up on its successful staging, by Aminata Keita, at the Mahen Theatre, the same director will also take the direction of The Liar.

Cast and creatives

Dorant: Viktor Kuzník

Klarisa: Zuzana Černá

Lukrécie: Anna Glässnerová

Geront: Jan Grygar

Alcip: Vojtěch Blahuta

a další

Author: Pierre Corneille

Direction: Aminata Keita

Translation: Vladimír Mikeš

Dramaturgy: Jaroslav Jurečka

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Length 90 minutes
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