Genre: Drama
Written by Craig Lucas, Directed by Pam MacKinnon

 In a remote seaside village in Maine, a legendary film star (Kane) shows up to buy the home of an elderly couple. When she encounters a young local woman (Sumner) who appears never to have heard of her, “Ruth Elizabeth” stakes a claim on her distant past and plays a relentless game of cat and mouse with her new “assistant.” In this comic thriller, Lucas twists and turns the audience around questions of memory, identity and truth-telling.


THE LYING LESSON will feature scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by Russell H. Champa and original music and sound design by Broken Chord.


Starring Emmy Award® winner Carol Kane and Mickey Sumner, directed by Pam MacKinnon.

About the Company: Atlantic Theater Company

The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School was founded in 1983 and operates as both a private conservatory and an undergraduate program in conjunction with New York University. The school focuses on the Practical Aesthetics acting technique, which grew out of a series of NYU summer workshops in Vermont with playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy.

Preview:   02/20/13
Open:   03/13/13
Close:   03/31/13

Tues - Fri 8:00pm
Wed 2:00pm (selected dates)
Sat 2:00pm, 8:00pm
Sun 3:00pm, 7:00pm
Theater:   Atlantic Theater Company
Address:   336 West 20th Street
New York,, NY 10011
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Cost:$70, $30 for members, $45-55 for group
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