(LENOX, Mass.) – A special holiday-themed edition of New York City-based storytelling troupe The Liar Show will hold court in the Drawing Room at The Mount on Saturday, December 12, at 7 pm. Seasoned storytellers Andy Christie, Tara Clancy, Martin Dockery, and Andy Ross will share personal stories about the trials and tribulations of the holiday season. But the audience must listen closely, as only three of them will be telling the truth. After the storytelling, listeners will have a chance to interrogate the cast and expose the liar, in the hopes of winning a prize. In the words of creator and host Andy Christie, “Seek the truth, win a T-shirt.”
Although based in New York City, Christie has toured The Liar Show to theaters, cabarets and cultural centers around the United States and Canada since its founding in 2006. The Liar Show has featured New Yorker contributor Andy Borowitz and former Bill Clinton speechwriter Mark Katz, in addition to Comedy Central personalities, film directors, lapsed Mormons, and even an NYPD gang squad detective.
The show is a Time Out New York “Best Bet” and The Independent has called it “A prime example of the power of storytelling. Entertaining, sociable and psychologically revealing, The Liar Show is a simple idea, brilliantly done.”
The Liar Show is the latest installment of The Mount’s expanded literary programming. Recently, The Mount has welcomed such groups as Literary Death Match, massmouth, and Speak Up to sold-out audiences.
“We have become the venue in the Berkshires for storytelling in all its forms,” said Susan Wissler, executive director at The Mount. “Groups like Christie’s Liar Show combine the performing arts with the literary arts in a way that Wharton would certainly appreciate.”
The Mount is located at 2 Plunkett Street in Lenox, Mass. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit EdithWharton.org or call 413-551-5100.
About The Mount:
The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton. We engage a diverse audience by providing context to Wharton’s life and achievements through our educational and public programs and the conservation and preservation of her historic estate and gardens.
Each year, The Mount is host to over 40,000 visitors. Daily tours of the property are offered May through October, with special events throughout the year. Annual summer programming includes a joint exhibit with SculptureNow, Wharton on Wednesdays, Music After Hours, and the celebrated Monday Lecture Series. Exhibitions explore themes from Wharton’s life and work.