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College of Arts and Sciences

Theatre Production: “The White Liars” and “Black Comedy”

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:00pm to Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 8:00pm

Location: The Lab Theatre, Booker T. Washington Building, 1400 Wheat Street

Show Times: 8:00 p.m. nightly

Admission: $10 available only at the door

The two clever one-acts by acclaimed playwright Sir Peter Shaffer (Amadeus, Equus) have delighted audiences since they premiered in the mid-1960s.  In The White Liars, directed by student Lane Christopher, 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, directed by student Curtis Smoak, 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 unknowing guests “in the dark.”  


Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Theatre and Dance