'The Liar' to be performed April 17-21 at Gettysburg College

A twist on an 18th century comedic play about love and lies will be performed April 17 to 21 at Gettysburg College.

Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts and Owl and Nightingale Players, "The Liar" will take place April 17, 18, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. and April 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Kline Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for Friday and Saturday shows. Tickets are available by calling 717-337-6060.

In "The Liar," by Carlo Goldoni, Lelio's escapades unfold as he deceives two young women, their lovers and even his own father before the truth is finally revealed.

The new translation by theatre arts Prof. Susan Russell and Italian Prof. Stefano Boselli changes the scene from Venice, Italy, to Venice Beach, Calif., and replaces European nobility with the modern business hierarchy.
 
Boselli directs a cast of 12 students including sophomore Chase McMullen as "Lelio," sophomore Kirsten Egenes as "Pantalone," freshman Chennelle Bryant-Harris as "Rosaura," sophomore Peter Ayer as "Harlequin," junior Chelsea Bucklin as "Ottavio" and senior Melissa Weisbach as "Florindo." Senior Amanda Ward designed the set.
    
Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

Written by: Lawrese Brown, Class of 2010

Contact: Kendra Martin, director of media relations

Posted: Fri, 10 Apr 2009

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