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Clever Little Lies
By Joe DiPietro

Directed by Luda Lopatina Solomon

November 16 - December 16, 2017


Athenaeum Theatre, Studio Two, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago

A mother always knows when something is wrong. As Alice notices her beloved husband Bill has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action. Determined to piece together the puzzle, she invites her son and daughter-in-law over for drinks and dessert. Sidesplitting chaos ensues as Alice digs for the truth, resulting in even more honesty than anyone expected. 

We are proud to present this Midwest Premiere to open our 2017-18 Season. Shattering and hilarious, "Clever Little Lies" is a comedy of long-term love and marriage… for better… and for worse. 

Clever Little Lies is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

This was a GREAT theater experience (as good as, if not better than those I’ve been seeing at Equity theaters around the city.) All four actors are excellent, genuine, in-the- moment... The playwright was served well, as were we. Please see this!!!!!
— Colette Novich, Goldstar


Clever Little Lies in Rehearsal

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Clever Little Lies Official Trailer


Director: Luda Lopatina Solomon
Set Design: Caroline Grebner
Lighting Design: Michael Rathbun
Sound Designer: Brandon Reed
Costume Designer: Bisa
Stage Manager: Karly Hanna
Technical Direction and Set Construction: Michael Zimmer
Marketing and Media: Rick Frederick, Jaimelyn Gray
Production Manager: Jaimelyn Gray