Review: 'The Liar' at American Players Theatre is a raucous delight

Posted July 11, 2023


Gwendolyn Rice, Isthmus

American Players Theatre is reveling in silliness this season, first with its fresh, light take on the slightest of Shakespeare's comedies — The Merry Wives of Windsor — and now with The Liar, a newly updated version of a 400-year-old French comedy that looks like a technicolor candy store, sounds like a Dr. Seuss book, and plays like a raucous delight. The relatively small cast of The Liar is packed with the next generation of APT all-stars, who are on point and on fire, racing from one fantastic misunderstanding to the next at breakneck speed. Directed with panache by Keira Fromm, the production runs through Sept. 29 at the Hill Theatre.

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