Excellent Liar

I see The Liar's been extended to May 30th at the Shakespeare Theatre, which reminds me I never posted a review.

The production is well cast, well-costumed and well-played. The script, after Corneille but heavily adapted by David Ives, makes me an Ives fan. The entire thing is done in incredibly clever rhymed iambic pentameter -- exactly what the doctor ordered if you adore word play, and the actors have a ball with it.

A very fun, lively evening of theater --though the play itself is a bit of fluff, and you won't have much to chew on later -- except the solidification of the view that the French are very funny, but deep down, a dark people.