Panel Discussion with Arkansas Repertory Theatre on "The School for Lies”

Panel Discussion with Arkansas Repertory Theatre on "The School for Lies”

10.12.2017
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 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.