Auditions for The Liar

Sunday, June 19th and Monday, June 20th


Auditions held at the Rochester Rep

Reserve your audition slot by emailing Stage Manager Susan Zahasky at


The Liar

By David Ives, Adapted from Le Menteur by Pierre Corneill

Directed by Merritt Olsen

It’s Paris, 1643. A sweet, small town boy with big ambition has but one single flaw; he can’t tell the truth. He hires a servant who can’t tell a lie, falls for a girl engaged to his best friend, and…things get complicated. Madcap misunderstandings and breathtakingly intricate lies abound in this tour-de-force comedy of errors.

Needed: 8 Actors (5 Male Presenting, 3 Female Presenting) 

Roles being cast include:

  • Dorante (M, 20-40+)  –  upbeat, naive, ambitious, big-hearted and easily spun up
  • Cliton (M, 20-40+) – unruffled, unpretentious, and seemingly self-contained
  • Geronte (M, 40-80+)  – also upbeat, naive, ambitious, big hearted and easily spun up
  • Alcippe (M, 20-40+) – uncomplicated, teddy-bear brash and hot tempered
  • Philiste (M, 20-40+) – earnest. eccentric and unfocused
  • Clarice (F, 20-40+) – decisive, fun loving and vivacious
  • Lucrece (F, 20-40+) – intuitive, strategic, and eventually commanding
  • Played by the same actor (F, 20-40+) :
    Isabell – cheery and flirty with a good head for business
    Sabine – judgmental and in charge; “a sterner/stricter presence”

Auditions will consist of readings from the script

Important Dates:

– Rehearsals start August 15th  (Final rehearsal schedule will be set once the show is cast)

– Performances will be held Oct 7th-8th, 13th -16th, 20th – 23rd, 2022

Please call or email Merritt for a perusal script and audition sides:

  • 507-226-8497 (Home)
  • 507-254-0024 (Cell)

It is the Rochester Repertory Theatre’s current policy to require anyone involved in a production (director, stage manager, cast, crew, technicians) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate.