The School for Lies is running now through October 29, 2017. Actress Janie Brookshire and Actor Joe Wegner joined us to promote a special the show.
- Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.
- Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
- “A” Seating: $48
- “B” Seating: $38
- Students: $20
Statement from Arkansas Repertory Theatre
When an expatriate returns to France after years in England, his no-frills style and brutal honesty set him apart from his foppish peers. He decides to spurn popular conventions and retreat from “proper” social circles, only to immediately become smitten with an upwardly-mobile young widow who revels in the newest trends and is pursued by a bevy of suitors.
Based upon Molière’s classic 17th Century comedy, The Misanthrope, The School for Lies feels surprisingly relevant as it exposes the hypocrisies of polite high society with a sharp wit and even sharper observations about human nature. Comic master David Ives (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur, Is He Dead?) adapts this wicked farce for contemporary audiences, contrasting the high-brow characters with low-brow humor and employing present-day language that breathes fresh air into this rollicking satire.
“Molière is one of the greatest comic writers who has ever lived," Miller-Stephany said. "His rapier sharp wit and his keen insights into human foibles are practically unparalleled amongst dramatists of any age. David Ives’ new 2017 adaptation of The Misanthrope is whip-smart, delightfully bawdy and an overall hoot.”
The School for Lies is a classical treat in rhyming couplets that will have Rep audiences rolling in the aisles!
The Brewhaha is a special event happening Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6 P.M. before the show.
Join everyone before the production for complimentary beer and pizza and stand up comedians in Foster’s. The event is sponsored by Arkansas Democrat Gazette.