REGIONAL PREMIERE. A mother always knows when something is wrong. Billy is distracted, under pressure, and off his game. Will the unanticipated outcome of his mother’s persistent delving send him further off-kilter?
Secrets are exposed and clever little lies are crafted when a confidence shared between father and son escalates into an unexpected family disclosure that could change everything. Shattering and hilarious, Clever Little Lies is a story of long-term love and marriage…for better…and for worse.
Comedy with heart
Allyson Jean Malandra*
Christopher M. Smith*
ALLYSON JEAN MALANDRA is thrilled to be making her Florida Studio Theatre debut! Favorite roles include Amy in Dry Land (Contemporary American Theatre Festival), Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer, and Rutheé LaVie in the world premiere of The Makeover. MFA Acting: University of Iowa; BFA Music Theatre: Shenandoah Conservatory. “At three minutes past eight, you must dream." www.allysonjeanmalandra.com
RITA REHN FST: The Roommate, Over the River, Sylvia, Patsy Cline! Film: The Producers with Nathan Lane, Pocket Pair, Extras, HBO Show Me a Hero, HBO The Jinx! Television: Law & Order, Miami Vice, Moon over Miami, B.L.Stryker, Tough Cookies, General Hospital, Superboy, Black Jack Savage! Broadway: Tony Award winning Nine, A Chorus Line, Royal Family, (with Rosemary Harris)! Tours: Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (with Valerie Harper)! Off Broadway: Marsha Norman’s Last Dance (with Jo Beth Williams), John Patrick Shanley’s Defiance with (Stephen Lang); Charles Busch’s Our Leading Lady! 103 professional plays; dozens of commercials, v/o.
JON SHAVER Off-Broadway: Who Killed Woody Allen? (Det. John Allman) - The Triad. Regional: All The Way (George Wallace, Walter Reuther) - Rep of St. Louis. A Man for All Seasons (Henry VIII) Fulton Theatre. The Nerd (Axel), The Importance of Being Ernest (Lane) - Arrow Rock Lyceum. TV: Deadbeat, Madame Secretary, Elementary, Orange is the New Black, HappyISH, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Law & Order. Film: Men in Black III, The Family, Respect the Jux.
CHRISTOPHER M. SMITH is excited to be making his Florida Studio Theatre debut. Past theatre credits include: Sex with Strangers (Portland Center Stage), Other Desert Cities (Speakeasy Stage, Boston); Eurydice (Walking the Dog Theatre, NY); The Pavilion (Los Angeles premiere), Tennis in Nablus (NY premiere); The Cherry Orchard; Orange Flower Water; True West; Fool For Love. He also co-adapted and starred in a production of Henry James’ Washington Square with The Actor’s Ensemble in NY. TV: The Blacklist, I Love You but I Lied, upcoming tv series for LMN. www.christophersmithactor.com
Director | Kate Alexander
Scenic Designer | Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer | Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Designer | Michael Pasquini
Stage Manager | Kelli Karen*
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.