Live Arts

The villainous, witty Dorante (Mark McLane) charms his way into impossibly funny situations that teeter on the brink of disaster, but all stack up in the end in Live Arts' production of The Liar. Photo by Martyn Kyle

ARTS Pick: The Liar is riddled with wit

Piecing together a Jenga-style puzzle of arranged marriages, mistaken identities and wicked ways, David Ives’ adaptation of The Liar is a cleverly constructed ride through a plot riddled with cutting banter, silliness, jealousy and lies, lies and more lies. The villainous, witty Dorante (Mark McLane) charms his way into impossibly funny situations that teeter on […]

Maire Lee, Julie Stavitski and Violet Craghead-Way each play the same character, at different ages, in Fun Home at LiveArts through March 24. Photo: Martyn Kyle

Live Arts’ Fun Home tugs at the heart

A stage representative of a beautifully cared for home lights up, as does the face of the youngest version of Alison Bechdel, played by Violet Craghead-Way, as she begins to sing. I had only heard about Fun Home. I had never seen it (or listened to the music). I walked into Live Arts’ production on […]