‘Liar’ cast stretching truth for second weekend at CLT

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AUBURN – The cast in Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre’s production of “The Liar” is gearing up for the final weekend of this romantic farce. Carlo Goldoni’s classic comedy revolves around the antics of Lelio, the liar, who tells fibs and outright lies at the slightest turn of events. The play, which highlights the manners and customs of 18th century Italy, is set in Venice.

Theatergoers are greeted by Gondoliers Phil Vampatella and Roger Philippon, garbed in the traditional boatsmen’s costumes.

The set, designed by Dick Rosenberg, is one of the fancier settings to grace the CLT stage in awhile. The Venetian Village boasts colorful buildings with striped awnings and an ornate balcony for the lovers’ serenade. Flower boxes, lampposts, a gondola moored in the background and a fountain all add to the charm of the Venetian Square, where the action takes place.

Constructing the set were Justin Elie, Phil Vampatella and Don Libby. The set décor was handled by Justin Elie, Stan Spilecki, Linda Britt, Karen and Olivia Mayo, Celeste and Roger Philippon, Don and Miya Libby, and Adam Blais.

Curtain is at 7:30 tonight, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St. Tickets are $15/$13. Reservations may be made for tickets and dinner packages for the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwat ch and Marco’s Italian Restaurant, Lewiston, by calling the box office at 783-0958, or accessing the theater’s Web site at www.laCLT.com.

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