You Haven't Changed a Bit and Other Lies

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"Heartfelt look at three married couples in their 60s and their personal and senior moment-induced tribulations." LA Times

Renowned playwright Jerry Mayer turned 90 on September 5, 2021, his pen and wit sharp as ever. Currently developing his 11th play, he also took time out to revisit the acclaimed musical he wrote with son Steve. Now, Santa Monica Playhouse presents a limited run of this brand-new incarnation of their riotous and poignant musical comedy.

"This musical about three sixty something couples had this night's audience roaring." Back Stage West

From the hilarious “The Role Reversal Tango,” to the tongue-firmly-in-cheek tribute to the not-so-firm “Upper Arms” of the over 60s set, to the heart-wrenching “Whatever Happened to Our Love Song,” the Mayer team’s brilliance shines through as audiences follow the adventures of aging  -  lovingly dissected, shredded, massaged and put back together again - through the eyes of three married couples – Jewish, Italian, Irish - who have known each other for over 35 years. It’s time for a renewal of vows. But much has changed…perhaps too much? Will all three couples make it to the altar again? Only time, and the Mayer team, will tell.

“Young and old alike will love this play. All ages will marvel at the clever subtleties in the witty lyrics of original songs... It's hard to remember an evening when I left the theatre with so much gaiety and wonderment."  Senior Life

Helmed by Playhouse Artistic Director Chris DeCarlo (director of 9 of Mayer’s 10 plays to date), LIES features a stellar cast including Mayer production alumni Rachel Galper (A DeLUSIONAL Affair, Love and Politics, Turning Thirty), Kyle T. Heffner (Facts of Life, Seinfeld [Bizarro George], Mistakes Were Made, Sense8). Barbara Keegan (NCIS: Los Angeles, Saving Mr. Banks, Emmy-award winner, Almost Perfect), Evelyn Rudie (A Love Affair, Climax, AUDITION: The Musical), and DeCarlo (Author! Author! an evening with Sholom Aleichem, Moliere’s The Fools, Almost Perfect), with newcomer to the Mayer catalogue Tom Van Dyke (Razzle Dazzle, The Van Dyke Bros blues/rock band, The Naked Apes).

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Santa Monica Playhouse® 1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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