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Sarasota News Leader October 18, 2013 Page 110 FSU/ASOLO CONSERVATORY TO PRESENT THE SCHOOL FOR LIES The Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training will present the regional premiere of The School for Lies, "David Ives' freewheeling adaptation of Moliere's The Misanthrope," from Oct. 29 to Nov. 17 in the Cook Theatre at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, located at 5555 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, the Conservatory has announced. characters speak in rhyming couplets, but their language is stuffed with contemporary street slang and delivered in the rat-a-tat staccato of screwball comedy." He continues, "Beneath the verbal gymnastics, this is a beautiful character study of people caught in a culture that values surface over substance. It was true in 1666, and it is certainly true today! It's perfect material for "Moliere's The Misanthrope is a brilliant com- our second-year Conservatory students to edy of manners that concerns a bitter social sink their teeth into." critic who falls in love with the one woman who exemplifies everything he despises in Tickets are $29 for evening shows and $28 for modern life," a news release says. According matinees. Students receive 50 percent off with to Greg Leaming, director of the FSU/Asolo advance ticket purchase at the Asolo Rep box Conservatory and of this production, "the office at the FSU Center for Performing Arts source material brims with love, sex, hypoc- or by phone at 351-8000. risy and verbal fencing matches," On Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m., theaterthe release adds. goers are invited to attend a production of The School for Lies and pay what they can "David Ives took Moliere's afford for their tickets, the release points out. basic plot and characters as These special tickets are available his starting point. But, like only on the day of that perfora skilled jazz musician, he mance; they may be purchased bends the notes," Leaming at the Asolo Rep box office notes in the release. "Yes, Ives' reinvented beginning at 10 a.m. (From left) Brian Owen, Andrea Adnoff and Matthew Olsen will star in The School for Lies. Contributed photo by Frank Atura

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