Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents Clever Little Lies, a comedy by Joe DiPietro, the Tony Award-winning author of Memphis and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, June 29 through July 22 in Stony Point, New York. Directed by Thomas Caruso, the cast includes Bridget Gabbe (as Jane), Richard Kline (as Bill, Sr.), Jana Robbins (as Alice), and Jordan Sobel (as Billy).
Mr. Kline, who has previously been seen on the Penguin stage in Ten Percent of Molly Snyder, Greetings!, Class and Don’t Talk to the Actors, is well known for his role of Larry Dallas on the long-running sitcom Three's Company. He also starred as the Wizard in the first national tour of Wicked and recently played Kid Twist in the Paper Mill Playhouse world premiere production of The Sting. Ms. Robbins’ Broadway acting credits include: Good News, I Love My Wife, Crimes of the Heart, Gypsy and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.
Mr. Caruso directed the critically acclaimed musical Southern Comfort at The Public Theatre, was associate director of the Broadway shows Groundhog Day, Matilda, Ghost, Mamma Mia!, Bombay Dreams, Follies, Master Class, and also directed the national tour of Matilda. For Penguin he staged Syncopation, 10% of Molly Snyder, Over the Tavern, Around the World in 80 Days, Greetings, Shipwrecked, and Don’t Talk to the Actors.
Says Mr. Brancato about Clever Little Lies, “a mother always knows when something is wrong, but when Alice tries to get to the bottom of things between her son and his wife, secrets are spilled and she and her husband Bill find out that honesty may not be the best policy after all.”
The limited engagement of Clever Little Lies runs from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 22 at Penguin Rep Theatre in historic Stony Point (Rockland County), New York.
For tickets and information, call (845) 786-2873 or visit www.penguinrep.org.
(from left to right): Jordan Sobel (Billy), Bridget Gabbe (Jane), Jana Robbins (Alice), Richard Kline (Bill, Sr.) Photo credit: Chris Yacopino.