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The Lying Kind
by Anthony Neilson
November 20, 2009 through December 13, 2009

Fasten your sleigh bells! In The Lying Kind, Anthony Neilson takes classic British farce and twists it, hard.

It's Christmas Eve in London, and two hapless policemen must deliver tragic news to an elderly couple. When they try to hide the truth, the consequences are immediate, dire, and side-splitting.

With flirty septuagenarians, fearsome vigilantes, misplaced chihuahuas, stodgy vicars and, of course, naughty underwear, it's the perfect Third Rail Christmas offering.

Damon Kupper
Isaac Lamb
Jacklyn Maddux
Richard Matthews
Michael O'Connell
Amy Beth Frankel
John Steinkamp
Director - Slayden Scott Yarbrough
Assistant Director - Jenn Hunter
Scenic Design - Sean O'Skea
Costume Design - Emily Horton
Lighting Design - Don Crossley
Sound Design - Jen Raynak
Fight Choreographer - Ted DeChatelet
Dialect Coach - Stephanie Gaslin
Production Manager - Don Crossley
Production Manager - Jen Raynak
Stage Manager - Clair Callaway
Technical Director - Demetri Pavlatos
Scenic Construction - Lunar Theatrical
Props Master - Drew Dannhorn
Deck Crew - Nick Matlick
Deck Crew - Ann Freeman
Light Operator - Jennifer Lin
Sound Operator - Cameron McFee
Actor in a Lead Role - Michael O'Connell

The Lying Kind
"It's truly an impressive performance, one that does full justice to Neilson's gleefully morbid script." - Portland Mercury

Unholy Nights
"[Neilson's] madcap shaggy dog story (the dog being, in this instance, a corpse) is a refreshingly cynical antidote to the season's schmaltz." - Willamette Week

Black farce slices the holiday treacle with sharp knives of wit
"It's the kind of show Third Rail Repertory Theatre excels at -- a fast-paced comedy with plenty of physical action and British Isles accents." -

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