Working Class Theatre Northwest Presents David Ives’s Comedy “The School for Lies”


Submitted by Working Class Theater Northwest

April_MariesaIn its first fully produced production, Tacoma nonprofit theater Working Class Theater Northwest presents contemporary playwright David Ives’s farce The School for Lies for three weeks this September. Performances begin with a pay-what-you-can preview on September 11, and continue on September 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, and 27. All shows start at 8:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door for $10 or $12. Discounts are available for students, seniors, military members, and members of a union. Show your ID at the door or use the code SchoolSpecial14 when purchasing tickets online.

working class theater school for liesDirected by South Sound theater alum Tom Sanders, with a local cast of six men and three women, the farcical, fast-paced and scintillating comedy runs modern variations on Molière’s The Misanthrope. Taking place in 1666 in a bright and witty Paris salon, the plot centers on the romantic-comedic misadventures that come about from a couple of well-placed lies loosed upon high society. This wild mashup of furious tempo and stunning verbal display, all in contemporary rhyming couplets, holds up a mirror to the very construct of civilization and questions if it all isn’t just a “school for lies.”

Working Class Theatre Northwest was founded in 2013 by Christina Hughes and Tim Samland. The nonprofit community theater was recently honored with a mention in The Weekly Volcanoes Best of 2014 issue under “Best Handout” for its free production of A Life in the Theatre. Working Class Theatre Northwest’s mission is to provide and encourage an inexpensive, high-quality theatre experience that is grounded in the diverse culture of Tacoma. Working Class Theatre Northwest builds community through production of theatre that is socially conscious and relevant to the issues of working class people today.

733 Commerce is an historic performing arts and event space located in downtown Tacoma. To inquire about booking, please email


Photo credit: Kate Lick

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