Tickets are now available for the world premiere of Craig Lucas’ comedy The Lying Lesson. Helmed by Tony-nominated director Pam MacKinnon, the Atlantic Theater Company two-hander stars Emmy nominee Carol Kane and newcomer Mickey Sumner. The Lying Lesson will play Atlantic’s Linda Gross Theater February 20 through March 31, with an official opening scheduled for March 13.
The Lying Lesson takes place in a remote seaside village in Maine where a woman who may or may not be legendary movie star Bette Davis (Kane) shows up to buy the home of an elderly couple. Escorted by a young local woman (Sumner), “Ruth” stakes a claim on her distant past, and plays a relentless game of cat and mouse with her new “assistant.”
The production will feature set design by Neil Patel, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by Russell H. Champa and original music and sound design by Broken Chord.