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White Liars, The - Short Play, Dark Comedy

White Liars, The

Peter Shaffer

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Short Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573606120

"Farce with a capital F." - Christian Science Monitor

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$75 with companion piece


Description

Short Play

Dark Comedy

30 minutes

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - A fortune teller's parlor on the pier of a run-down seaside resort on the south coast of England.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

White Liars depicts a fateful encounter between a down and out fortune teller, a rock musician and his agent. The agent bribes Baroness Lemberg to fake some hocus pocus over a crystal ball, ostensibly to discourage the musician from pursuing his girlfriend. The trickery entangles each of them in a dense web of mendacity. 

Published in tandem with Black Comedy

REVIEWS

"Farce with a capital F." - Christian Science Monitor

"A tour de force." - New York Newsday

"A lot of fun." - New Yorker


The White Liars premiered at the Lyric Theatre in London in February 1968 under the direction of Peter Wood.

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CASTING

2m, 1f

SOPHIE, BARONESS LEMBERG - a fortune teller
FRANK - Tom's manager
TOM - a musician
Author
Peter Shaffer

Peter Shaffer

Sir Peter Shaffer, in full Sir Peter Levin Shaffer (born May 15, 1926, London, Eng.), British playwright of considerable range who moved easily from farce to the portrayal of human anguish.Educated at St. Paul’s and Trinity College, Cambridge, Shaffer first worked for a music publisher and then as a book reviewer. His first play, Five-Finger Exercise (1960), is a tautly constructed domestic drama ... view full profile

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