About the Book
A gripping new play by an award-winning playwright, Liar examines the power and influence of human interaction and the perils of assumption. Mark is a young man who is anything you want him to be–a chameleon. He can be a friend, lover, thief, or confidante, but could he be a murderer? Jeremy meets Mark in a gay bar, and, shortly after, the two men end up on the roof of an office building where Jeremy mysteriously falls to his death. But did he jump, did he fall, or was he pushed? After the “accident,” Jeremy’s estranges sister befriends Mark, hoping to establish a relationship with the person she assumes is her brother’s lover. Effortlessly gaining her confidence, he insinuates himself into her life and her home. At first, her husband resists Mark’s charms, but soon, he, too, is brought under the spell of the mysterious drifter. After knowing the brother only a matter of hours, Mark has charmed them all into telling him secrets they haven’t even told each other, with shocking results.
About the Author
Brian Drader is an actor, writer, teacher, and dramaturge who makes his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His plays have been produced in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Awards for his writing include the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Award, the Philadelphia Brick Playhouse New Play Award, and the Lambda Literary Award for Drama (USA). His play Prok was also nominated for the Governor General’s award and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year. Brian’s other plays include Liar, The Norbals, S*it (a play for teens), The Fruit Machine, Curtsy, and To Be Frank. Brian served as the Director of Playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal from 2004 to 2017, and is presently the Executive Director of the Manitoba Association of Playwrights.