„The Lie” - the 64th preview of the Reading theatre for people with poor eyesight and blind

On Wednesday 25 September on our Small Stage we presented „The Lie” (Le Mensonge”) - a comedy by Florian Zeller, a French writer and playwright. The 64th preview of the Reading theatre for people with poor eyesight and blind was directed as usual by Ewa Pilawska on a voluntary basis. Thank you for being with us! The next preview – on 15 October.

On the surface „The Lie” is a light, unsophisticated comedy. Alice and Paul have invited their friends – Michel and Laurence – for dinner. But the atmosphere of the evening is tense because Alice knows that Michels lies to his wife (and her friend). Will she uncover the lier or will she become the mistress of the lie herself?

Is there a lie in good faith? Can a lie really help, cover or save relations? Can it be justified in any case? The answer seems to be simple. So why do we lie so often? Why do we like to cheat others as well as ourselves? Are there any reasons to justify lies – trying to be good to others, making your partner jealous, keeping the status quo? Are there any reasons when telling the truth is not an evidence of  your courage and maturity? And do the characters of Florian Zeller’s play have this courage?

Florian Zeller
„The Lie” („Le Mensonge”)
Translation: Barbara Grzegorzewska
Directed by: Ewa Pilawska
Cast: Małgorzata Goździk, Karolina Łukaszewicz, Michał Lacheta, Arkadiusz Wójcik
Script: Andrzej Jakubas
Photo: Justyna Tomczak 


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