In The Wings: The School for Lies


EDIT #2 — March 24h, 2020 at 7:50pm

Due to the most recent mandates from Governor Wolf in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19), The Village Players of Hatboro are cancelling the March dates for “The School for Lies” by David Ives.

We are currently working on a plan for the rest of our season.

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Announcing the Village Players of Hatboro’s third show of its 73rd season, The School for Lies by David Ives.

Below are the show dates and times:

  • Friday, March 13 at 8PM
  • Saturday, March 14 at 8PM
  • Sunday, March 15 at 2PM
  • Friday, March 20 at 8PM
  • Saturday, March 21 at 8PM
  • Sunday, March 22 at 2PM
  • Friday, March 27 at 8PM
  • Saturday, March 28 at 8PM


Adapted from Le Misanthrope by Molière. It’s 1666 and the brightest, wittiest salon in Paris is that of Celimene, a beautiful young widow so known for her satiric tongue she’s being sued for it. Surrounded by shallow suitors, whom she lives off of without surrendering to, Celimene has managed to evade love since her beloved husband died—until today, when Frank appears.

A traveler from England known for his own coruscating wit and acidic misanthropy, Frank turns Celimene’s world upside-down, taking on her suitors, matching her barb for barb, and teaching her how to live again. (Never mind that their love affair has been engineered by a couple of well-placed lies.) This wild farce of furious tempo and stunning verbal display, all in very contemporary couplets, runs variations on Molière’s The Misanthrope, which inspired it.

Another incomparable romp from the brilliant author of All in the Timing, The School for Lies will be directed by Allison Schrader and Steve Niles, with Amy Peart stage managing. Set design by Steve Niles. Lights and Sounds design by Richard Lutz and operated by Logan Finn. Produced by Ashley Lora-Lee.

Parental Warning

This show contains:

  • Profanity
  • Sexual Innuendo
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  • Doug Layne as Frank
  • Leah O’Hara as Celimene
  • Evan Connors as Philinte
  • Shaelyn Parker as Eliante
  • Andrea Ambs as Arsinoë
  • Jon Zucker as Oronte
  • John Silbaugh as Clitander
  • Tim Schumann as Acaste
  • Nick Pinault as Dubois / Basque
Cast Photo of The School For Lies

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