The Liar

by David Ives, adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille

Mar. 29 – Apr. 27, 2014

Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

Dorante, a dashing young man, has but a single flaw: he cannot tell the truth. His manservant, Cliton, has but a single flaw: he cannot tell a lie. Add two lovely young ladies, Clarice and Lucrece, and you have such stuff as laughter is ‘made on.’ Don’t miss this dazzling display of wit and language. A San Diego Premiere.

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Jarret Addleman (Philiste) is a recent graduate of San Diego State University with a BA in Theatre Arts. This is Jarret’s San Diego theater debut and he is both grateful and thrilled to be a part of this very funny and talented cast. Jarret would like to thank his friends and family for all their support and Scripps Ranch Theatre for the opportunity.

Ryan Andrews (Dorante) Educated at the School of Theater at UCLA, by way of the STC at the American Conservatory Theater, Ryan continues to play parts from Shakespeare to the modern greats. He has enjoyed a recurring role on Days of Our Lives, as well as roles in many short and feature length films. Ryan’s latest feature film, Night Sights, is currently being toured at the Cannes Film Market, The Berlin Film Market and the American Film Market. He would like to thank his beautiful wife, Sara, for supporting his crazy endeavors, and he is looking forward to working with and establishing positive relationships in a growing San Diego theater and film society.

Rhianna Basore (Lucrece) Local credits include both productions of The Car Plays  (La Jolla Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet, Uneasy Chair (North Coast Rep); Grace, Jack Goes Boating, ASS (ion theatre); Circle Mirror Transformation, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Village Arts); No Exit (Diversionary Theatre); Chrysalis (Sledgehammer); Playwright’s Project, and San Diego Fringe Festival. Regional credits: Shakespeare Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare in Santa Fe, Cherry Lane Theatre, NY Fringe Festival. International: Theatre Les Dechargeurs (Paris), Peacock Productions (Toronto).

Steve Hohman (Alcippe) is thrilled to make his Scripps Ranch Theatre debut and return to scripted material in this role. Steve can be seen regularly as a part of the main-stage cast at The National Comedy Theatre, where he performs improvised comedy. Other recent credits include Playwrights Project’s Plays By Young Writers Festival and principle roles in local San Diego commercials. Steve attended San Diego State University, where he earned B.A. degrees in Communications and Theatre Arts. SDSU credits include Lysistrata, Abducting Diana and WASP, by Steve Martin. For upcoming projects visit and

Taliesen Rose (Clarice) hails from New York City, via Alabama and Australia. She has worked in film and TV, and musical theater during high school and college with roles in Children of Eden, My Fair Lady, The King and I, and Sweeney Todd. Since earning her Master’s Degree in Acting from Brooklyn College, Taliesen has graced the stages of NY with roles such as Catherine in David Auburn’s Proof, Lady Chiltern in Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, Doreen in Moliere’s Tartuffe, and Lady Macbeth. Since arriving in California only a few months ago, Taliesen has enjoyed lead roles in two short films, and a feature film set for release in April. This is her first theater production in San Diego, and she is very excited to be joining this wonderful team of actors and artists.

Steve Smith (Cliton) is an actor, director, and teacher with a B.A. in Theatre from Florida State University. While he is quite fond of classical theater, Steve most enjoys helping to create brand new work – you may have seen him in readings, workshops, and festivals at Cygnet, New Village Arts, San Diego Fringe, Scripps Ranch Theatre’s “Out on a Limb” project, or elsewhere. Formerly an Education Director in his hometown of Lakeland, FL, Steve now works as a teaching artist for the wonderful Playwrights Project organization here in San Diego.

Denae Steele (Isabella/Sabine) is happy to return to SRT, where she performed in Almost Maine, Painting Churches, How the Other Half Loves, Not Now, Darling and Last Night of Ballyhoo, as well as having designed lighting for the “Out on a Limb” project. She has performed locally and in NJ, Philadelphia and TN and holds a BFA in Theatre from Rhodes College. Thanks to Robert for this opportunity.

Tim West (Geronte) appeared last year at NVA, Ion and Sierra Repertory. He is a Resident Artist at Cygnet, and part of award-winning ensembles for The Little Foxes and Communicating Doors. An Associate Artist at NCRT, he acted in Arcadia and Sight Unseen. A Resident Artist at Sledgehammer Theatre, he performed in Demonology and Furious Blood. Associate Artistic Director at the Fritz, he directed award-winning productions of Mud and the verse play La Bete. He produced the West Coast premiere of Ives’ All in the Timing. Tim’s own plays have been produced as part of SRT’s Out on a Limb project and elsewhere. He blogs at


Production Staff

Robert May (Director) For SRT: I’m Not Rappaport, Painting Churches, Rounding Third and Almost, Maine. Other directing credits in San Diego include the Patté Award-winning A Prayer For My Daughter, the Billie Award-winning Pinter duo Ashes to Ashes and The Lover, the critically acclaimed An Experiment with an Air Pump, and multiple shows in the Fritz Blitz festivals. He is an SRT board member and the Founder/Artistic Director of the SRT new-play-development program, Out on a Limb: New Plays from America’s Finest City.

Megan Ames (Stage Manager) is happy to be back at Scripps Ranch Theatre for her fifth production. She is a recent graduate of San Diego State University, where she received a B.A. in Design Technology for Theatre with an emphasis in stage management. Previous credits include When Last We Flew (Diversionary); The Gift Teller, An Inspector Calls, Perfect Wedding, and California Suite (SRT); Zanna, Don’t!, Doubt, Symphony of Clouds, A Grand Night for Singing (SDSU); and Dear Harvey (USD).

Michael Barahura (Lighting Designer) This is his first SRT production. Recent credits include: A Night in the Ukraine (BS Productions); The Violet Hour (OnStage Playhouse); Climbing Uphill (Cornish College of the Arts, in Seattle); Pippin (Pickwick Players); The Gin Game, The Imaginary Invalid, Foggerty’s Fairy (Talent to aMuse); 25th…Spelling Bee, Complete Works…Shakespeare, The Matchmaker, The Crucible (Hilltop HS); James and the Giant Peach, Into the Woods, Metamorphoses, Urinetown [NYA nomination], The Crucible, Zanna, Don’t!, Lucky Stiff, Ragtime, Dames at Sea, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern…, Chicago, Chorus Line, Romeo & Juliet (San Diego Junior Theatre). Soon he will be returning to Cornish College to continue his BFA in Performance Production/Lighting Design. Love to Mum and Megan.

Barbara Barber (Production Manager) is pleased to be producing again for SRT and working with such a talented and dedicated cast and crew. She finds it hard to believe that this is her 11th production for SRT, having first produced Scapino in 2006. Barbara has always enjoyed attending theater and has found working with SRT a very rewarding experience.

Jacinda Johnston-Fischer (Costume Designer) is making her SRT debut as Costume Designer for The Liar. Previous design credits include: Arizona Repertory Theatre’s 25th…Spelling Bee, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. PCPA Theaterfest: The Pearl, and the student showcase production of Arcadia. Wilde Irish Productions: The Cripple of Inishmaan. Jacinda also is working in the costume department of Cygnet Theatre Company. She is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the wonderful talent of this production.

Ted Leib (Sound Designer) has an M.A. from San Diego State in Film & TV, for which his master’s thesis was in Sound Design. Credits include Five Course Love and Lettice and Lovage for SRT, as well as Bug, Bus Stop, The Pirates of Penzance, Forever Plaid, A Year With Frog and Toad, The Twelve Plays of Christmas, and One Flea Spare in other venues. Ted has acted in over 30 productions in San Diego and Orange Counties, most recently in Moonlight Stage Productions’ South Pacific, Oceanside Theatre Company’s The Boys Next Door, and will be in their upcoming Lost In Yonkers. Ted currently teaches television production at Cal State Fullerton.

Andy Scrimger (Set Designer/Technical Director) has enjoyed designing and building An Inspector Calls, Moonlight and Magnolias, OOAL, Lettice and Lovage, The Gift Teller and Five Course Love. He has been doing projects all over the west coast, including the San Francisco Bay area and Los Angeles, and most recently for Cygnet Theatre and The Old Globe here in San Diego. Andy works in various types of design as President of Volume 11 Graphics, a local sign shop whose work ranges from window displays to vehicle wraps. He is always focused on using environmentally conscious materials and processes, and is excited to be working again with SRT.

Angelica Ynfante (Properties Mistress) is a BFA graduate of Texas State University. She has worked around the country as a carpenter and scenic artist for five years with a brief stop in Cancun until she came to California. As a props artist, she has worked for San Diego Repertory Theatre for five seasons, four seasons with Moxie Theatre and Scripps Ranch Theatre, and two seasons with Cygnet Theatre. Other local projects include The Man who Came to Dinner (Coronado Playhouse); Becoming Cuba, The Man With a Load of Mischief (North Coast Rep); Santa’s Cottage, 2011 & 2012 (Sea World). She is thrilled to be working on this production of The Liar.

Sean O’Hara (Asst. Stage Mgr.) is a graduate of SDSU with a B.A. in General Theatre. This is his first project with SRT, having previously worked behind the scenes in other venues such as Lamb’s Players Theatre and North Coast Rep.




Speedy ‘Liar’ fun to watch, hear – Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune
Theater Review: “The Liar” – Jean Lowerison,
‘The Liar’ at Scripps Ranch Theatre is Riotous, Rhyming Fun – Pat Launer, Times of San Diego