SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 20
EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Sunday evening performances added
Oct 13 & 20 at 7pm
Thursday, September 26 at 8pm
Friday, September 27 at 8pm
Saturday, September 28 at 8pm PRESS
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
PREVIEW - $15
STUDENT - $15
GENERAL - $25
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT - FREE
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
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.
“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
Andrew Iacovelli, Basque/Dubois
Matthew Fagan, Acaste
Gabrielle McCauley, Eliante
James Lucey, Frank
Richard Noble, Clitander
Victor Neto, Philinte
Vince Petronio, Oronte
Valerie Westgate, Arsinoe
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
Photos by Maggie Hall
September 29, 2019
Providence Journal - Burbage debuts a top-notch 'School for Lies'
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...
October 8, 2019
Broadway World - The Rhyme's the Thing at Burbage's THE SCHOOL FOR LIES
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...
October 2, 2019
Pawtucket Times - Burbage is 'Brilliant'
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...
October 8, 2019
PattyJ.com -Dip Your Toe Back Into Local Theater This Fall With This Fantastic Comedy
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...
October 4, 2019
Warwick Beacon - Burbage's 'School for Lies' hysterically funny
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.
October 4, 2019
Edge Media Network - The School for Lies
"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...