MFA graduates go out with a bang


Last week, director Theodore Swetz and the MFA graduate acting students unleashed a painfully hilarious farce onto Kansas City. Audiences of all sorts left the theater with cramps in their sides, aches in their cheeks and tears in their eyes.

The cast and crew executed David Ives’ “The Liar” with a marvelous sense of wit and unparalleled comedic timing. Ives’ script is an adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s “Le Menteur,” a tale rich in satire, extravagance, wordplay, mistaken identities and the art of being the greatest storyteller to ever live.

The MFA performers handedly exceeded the demands of this farcical play. Their physical, vocal and comedic techniques transformed seamlessly on stage as they shared the uproarious story with the audience. This final production will remain a gem of UMKC Theatre for years to come.


Lindsay Lillig is the Managing Editor, email her at

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