The Irish Repertory Theatre of Tallahassee is delighted to do another production at the Goodwood Museum and Gardens of Dear Liar by Jerome Kilty. Here is George Bernard Shaw in all his contradictions; he adores the actress Mrs. Campbell and persuades her to play the Liza Doolittle in Pygmalion (the basis for My Fair Lady). He frets with her when she leaves for an American Tour and yet he refuses permission to publish the letters that would save her from bankruptcy. Mrs. Campbell is his match; she published them anyway.

The production will take advantage of the Jubilee Cottage at Goodwood to give a sense of another time period. In the correct atmosphere, two worthy people will perform in a space reminiscent of the turn of the 20th Century. It was a time of writing letters to each other versus the time of cell phones and computers. Communication by letter required a certain expertise, which both people were well-versed in, one better than the other.

Dear Liar will premiere on Thursday evening on August 15 at 7:30 pm and run for additional performances on Friday, August 16 at 7:30 pm, and a Sunday matinee, August 18 at 2 pm. The following week, there will be shows on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm, and a Sunday matinee at 2 pm on August 25. Each performance will be exclusive and intimate, as there will be only FIFTY audience members per show. Tickets will go on sale in early July.



Goodwood Museum & Gardens

Sunday, June 2 @ 7 pm – Laundry Cottage

Monday, June 3 @ 7 pm – Laundry Cottage



George Bernard Shaw – Actor must be able to appear to be in his 50’s – 60’s. Actor ages from 50’s to 80’s. Shaw must have a light Irish accent.

Mrs. Patrick Campbell – Actress must appear to be in her late 30’s to 40’s. Actress ages from 30’s to 60’s. Costumes will be designed to show the character as beautifully as possible. Must be capable of a proper British and a Cockney accent.


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