Nearly a year and a half has past since I set out to answer one question - "Why do we lie?" Sparked by reading Mark Twain's essay On the Decay of the Art of Lying, I spent the next several months trying to uncover the truth about dishonesty. From it's necessities to it's origins I became obsessed with the many ways we lie to ourselves everyday. What came from the culmination of that research was my show Charlatan.
We first opened the show in September as a part of a residency at Ars Nova theater. We played for three nights to sold out houses. Soon after we opened for a full 4 week run and 25 sold out shows! The response has truly been overwhelming! You can read several of the reviews on my Acts page.
Lying often has a negative connotation. But we all do it. As author Etgar Keret says: