The Lying Lesson
Written by CRAIG LUCAS
Directed by PAM MACKINNON
Linda Gross Theater
February 20 – March 31, 2013
In this hilarious and unsettling comic thriller, Craig Lucas, celebrated author of Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless and The Light in the Piazza and Tony-nominated director Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Clybourne Park) twist and turn the audience around essential questions about memory, identity, and truth-telling.
In a remote seaside village in Maine, a woman who may or may not be legendary movie star Bette Davis shows up to buy the home of an elderly couple. When she encounters a young local woman who appears never to have heard of her, “Ruth” stakes her claim on her distant past and plays a relentless game of cat and mouse with her new “assistant.”
Starring Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning actor Carol Kane and exciting Off-Broadway newcomer Mickey Sumner.
Cast & Creative
“Carol Kane is an abosulte delight as Bette Davis! Mickey Sumner makes an effective Off-Broadway debut with her deft portrayal. Pam MacKinnon creates a suspenseful air of cat-and-mouse intrigue.”
Jennifer Farrar, associated press
“A star deserves a grand entrance and Bette Davis gets one in Craig Lucas’ new two-hander.”
Elisabeth Vincentelli, NEW YORK post
“A talented comic actress! Ms. Kane has precisely captured Davis’ physical mannerisms.”
Charles isherwood, the new york times
Photos by Kevin Thomas Garcia