Louise Marleau & Albert Millaire to Star in CHER MENTEUR at Theatre francais de Toronto
Québec stage legends Louise Marleau and Albert Millaire star in stage adaptation of Cher menteur (Dear Liar: A Comedy of Letters). A Toronto premiere in French!
Théâtre français de Toronto is thrilled to present Québec stage legends Louise Marleau and Albert Millaire in the Toronto premiere in French of Cher menteur (DearLiar: A Comedy of Letters).
In French with English surtitles at the Berkeley Street Theatre from February 19 to March 1, 2014.
Adapted for the stage in the 1960's by American actor and playwright Jerome Kilty, the play Dear Liar: A Comedy of Letters was later translated into French by the famed poet Jean Cocteau, the same Cocteau portrayed by Robert Lepage in Needles and Opium.
Dear Liar is a serious comedy based on the rich, witty, and often passionate correspondence between two theatre icons, the legendary actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell and the famed playwright George Bernard Shaw. Over the span of four decades, from the Boer Wars to the Second World War, these artists wrote each other letters in which they shared their most intimate feelings on life, theatre, and fame. Sometimes tender, sometimes spiteful, these letters bearwitness to the deep friendship connecting these two kindred spirits and thelove they both had for their profession and the stage.
Directed by Albert Millaire. Set Designer: Jean-Bernard Hébert; Surtitles: Gunta Dreifels. Stage Manager : Julien Véronneau.
A play by Les Productions Jean-Bernard Hébert. Presented by Théâtre français de Toronto.
Théâtre français de Toronto wishes to thank its show sponsor: TD Bank for its support, which makes it possible for TfT to present Cher menteur. Théâtre français de Toronto also wishes to thank SunLife Financial which sponsors Surtitles in English (performances with English surtitles: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays)
Tickets: Adults: $44 to $48 | Seniors (65 and over): $37 to $41| Artsworkers and Under 30: $30
Special discounts available on Wednesday nights with PWYC and on Saturday nights with $20 Rush Tickets (in both cases: purchase at the door, 1 hour prior to performance, cash only).
Box Office: www.theatrefrancais.com and (416) 534-6604 or 1(800) 819-4981