The Lie  

Florian Zeller translated by Christopher Hampton

DOI: 10.5040/9780571347353.00000002
Scenes: 7. Roles: Male (2) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

In Florian Zeller’s The Lie, a companion piece to his earlier play The Truth, Michel and Laurence are coming for dinner. But Alice has spotted Michel kissing another woman that very afternoon, leaving her with a dilemma. Her husband Paul believes it is better to behave as if nothing has happened; Alice is far from sure. An argument ensues and as their own relationship is held up to scrutiny, the question as to who is being protected and why grows ever more difficult to answer.

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Faber and Faber

Florian Zeller translated by Christopher Hampton

ISBN: 9780571342686

Series: Faber Drama

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