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Liar – On Stage in Sacramento

Are lies and truths absolutes? Don’t we all fudge our truths and rationalize our lies? Haven’t we all done our share of manipulating over the years?

“Liar,” written by Canadian playwright Brian Drader, is currently on stage at the Geery Theater in Sacramento. It runs through December 8, 2012. This play will ask you to honestly confront your own views about what truth really is, as it examines the individual realities devised by a husband and wife who must cope after a tragedy.

The marriage is on its way to becoming a casualty of deception and unspoken hurts until a catalyst in the form of a young man named Mark enters the picture.

Mark is a chameleon, changing his story to get what he wants – or is he? As the playwright has said, "Truth can be built on lies.”

I recommend this play, but first, you should be aware it is for adults only due to nudity, sexual situations and mature content.

Producer Elise Hodge and Director Kara Ow have assembled a fine cast, which includes Hodge, Eric Baldwin, Dan Fagan and Kevin Kirtlan.

The Geery’s stage has its share of quirks and challenges, but the company came up with an ambitious set establishing four distinct locations. Effective use is made of the theater’s limited lighting setup

"Liar" will perform at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays at 7pm from November 2 through December 8, 2012 at The Geery Theatre, 2130 L Street, Midtown Sacramento. Tickets can be reserved for $20 at www.emhpros.weebly.com or bought at the door (cash only). Partial proceeds from tickets sales will be donated to the non-profit organization, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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