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Department of Theatre and Dance

The White Liars/Black Comedy

September 23-26, 2017
Lab Theatre in the Booker T. Washington Building

Written by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Curtis Smoak and Lane Christopher

Two clever one-acts share the bill for an evening of outrageous farce by acclaimed playwright Peter Shaffer ("Amadeus," "Equus"). In "The White Liars," a down-and-out fortune teller is visited by two new clients, each hoping to use her wiles to manipulate the other.

In the uproarious "Black Comedy," a young artist tries to impress both his fiancé’s father and a haughty art dealer by “borrowing” his antique-collecting neighbor’s expensive furnishings. When the neighbor shows up unexpectedly in the midst of a power outage, our hero frantically attempts to return the stolen goods and keep his ruse under wraps. 

“…a pleasure to behold.” — Backstage


A dazzling comic ballet.

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