Clever Little Lies

Sensing from her husband that something is wrong in their son’s marriage, Alice invites the young couple over for a cocktails and cheesecake interrogation. As one set of lies breaks down in this comedy of falsehoods and infidelity, Alice offers an object lesson by creating a new web of fanciful deceit about her own marriage. Or is she telling the truth?

Characterized as both shattering and hilarious, “Clever Little Lies” is a laugh-filled story of long-term love and marriage, for better . . . and for worse.


October 26 – November 12, 2017
by Joe Dipietro
directed by Andrew Botsford

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EDWARD A. BRENNAN (Billy) has appeared with the Hampton Theatre Company as Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls, Angus in The Drawer Boy, Joe Foster in Becky’s New Car, Arbuthnot/Arundel in The Enchanted April, Chief Bromden in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Ralph in Frozen. His favorite professional acting credits include the title roles in Phantom and Jekyll & Hyde, Javert in Les Miserables, Beast in Beauty And The Beast, Albin (ZaZa) in La Cage Aux Folles, Professor Callahan in Legally Blonde, and Archibald in The Secret Garden. Ed also directed the HTC’s productions of An Act of the Imagination, Deathtrap and I Hate Hamlet. He holds a Master’s degree in Theater and has directed over 60 productions on Long Island.

CAROLANN DI PIRRO (Jane). A WHB native, Carolann played Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank in HTC’s inaugural production over 30 years ago. Recent credits: Goodwife Doolittle in The Scarlet Letter (Bay Street), Annie in Jim Kingston’s original Priapism (Vail Levitt/East End Fringe), Wanda in The Baby Dance, Woman in Night and Phyllis in Body Awareness (The Avram). TV: Saturday Night Live (Seasons 19-25), American Dreams (NBC), The Sopranos (HBO). Film: The Confession and The Last Shot, both with Alec Baldwin, LA Film Festival’s Reason Thirteen. Theatre: Productions in NY (EST, NYTW, St. James, LaMama), LA (Malibu Stage, Celebration), London (RSC Almeida), regional theaters: Shelby – Steel Magnolias (Theatre Three), Broad Comedy tours at Caroline’s (NY), The Acme Theatre (LA), Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh, Scotland), Emerson Center (Bozeman, MT), Stuart Street Playhouse (Boston). Carolann shares her love of learning through her company, Di Pirro Tutoring & Test Prep, with her wonderful students across the country. Her favorite roles are those of wife to Joe and mother to Charley. For her père Charlot whom she loves dearly.

TERRANCE FIORE (Bill, Sr.) is delighted to return to the HTC stage and reunite with Diana Marbury, his former partner in Other People’s Money and now wife in Clever Little Lies. Terry last appeared here in the holiday reading Joy to the World. Other HTC performances include The Enchanted April (Mellersh Wilkins), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Dr. Spivey) and Six Degrees of Separation (Larkin). Other favorites include Love Letters (with Pia Lindstrom and Tony Walton, dir.), Galapagos, the stage adaptation of the Kurt Vonnegut novel, The Diary of Anne Frank at Bay Street Theatre, Tennessee Williams’s In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel, 110 In The Shade, The Foreigner and Moonlight and Magnolias. Terry has appeared in a range of dramatic readings and radio plays. Film credits include Dark Was the Night, which premiered at the Lincoln Center Scary Movie Festival. Video: Grey Advertising’s award winning The 401K Project, which advocated for a reduction in gun violence. Thanks to his wife Blair for her love and encouragement, and good-spirited tolerance of dinners alone during our rehearsal schedule.

DIANA MARBURY (Alice/Set Decor) is pleased to open the Hampton Theatre Co.’s 33rd season with this delightful and multi-layered play. She is especially pleased to tread the boards with this talented group of thespians and take direction from the HTC’s newly elected president, Andrew Botsford. Diana has worn many hats working with the company over the years and the “acting hat” is one of her favorites following closely behind her “directing hat.” If you see her wearing her “clean up the highway hat,” toot as you go by!

JOE DI PIETRO (Playwright). Although he won the Tony Award for Best Book for a Musical in 2010 for Memphis, American playwright, lyricist and author Joe DiPietro is perhaps best known for writing the book and lyrics for the long-running Off-Broadway show I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change which opened in 1996 and ran for 12 years (5,003 performances) Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre. He followed that up with the 1998 comedy Over the River and Through the Woods, which played the John Houseman Theatre for 800 performances over two years. DiPietro made his Broadway debut in 2005 with the Elvis Presley jukebox musical All Shook Up. With Bon Jovi’s David Bryan, he wrote The Toxic Avenger, which opened Off-Broadway on April 6, 2009, which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical. He also wrote the book for Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara, which opened at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre in 2012. Clever Little Lies ran in late 2013 at George Street Playhouse and debuted in New York’s Westside Theatre in 2015 with Marlo Thomas and Greg Mullavey. Thomas and Mullavey played the same roles in a production of Clever Little Lies at Guild Hall in East Hampton in summer 2014.

ANDREW BOTSFORD (Director) Most recent directorial assignment was the HTC production of Theresa Rebeck’s Dead Accounts in January 2016. He has appeared on stage in more than 40 Hampton Theatre Company productions since 1985, most recently as three different characters in Michael Frayn’s Alarms and Excursions. He is the host of a summer film commentary program at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center and co-hosts the annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival in Sag Harbor. Andrew is also a visiting associate professor in the Graduate Arts program at Stony Brook Southampton, where he has continued to pursue studies in playwriting, acting and directing.

SEAN MARBURY (Set Designer) has worked in textile design, built sets for TV series, commercials, and films and worked with the design, engineering and fabrication of race car components. He currently works on high end residential construction. His set designs for HTC include Deathtrap, Other People’s Money, Other Desert Cities, The Foreigner, Harvey, Time Stands Still, November, An Act of the Imagination and Alarms and Excursions.

SEBASTIAN PACZYNSKI (Lighting Designer) has designed all the company’s productions since 2004 as well as the theater’s lighting system. He has designed lighting for theater, dance and special events in a number of Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and regional venues. He has also worked in film and television as the director of photography. He has designed numerous productions for Guild Hall and for the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival.

TERESA LEBRUN (Costume Designer) is the resident costumer for HTC. She started helping with costumes in 1986 and has designed the costumes for all the company’s productions since 2005. Teresa also costumes for Center Moriches and Westhampton Beach High Schools. She is happy to be working with Andrew again and this amazing cast. Much love to her boys, Josh and Noah, family and great friends.

WALLY MARZANO-LESNEVICH (Rehearsal Stage Manager) A recent transplant to the Hamptons, Wally is thrilled to be working with HTC. Much thanks to Andrew; this terrific company; everyone at HTC; his lovely grad school fiancee, Lindsay; his S.M. professor, Carol Thompson; and Jenna. He has numerous theater credits as an actor, producer and director, in NJ, NYC, and ACK. His debut feature as a screenwriter/actor/producer, Almost Paris, premiered at the ‘16 Tribeca Film Festival, and will be released in January by Freestyle Digital Media. Twitter: @wallyml

AMANDA GRIEMSMANN (Production Stage Manger) Is thrilled to be stage managing her first HTC production! She was most recently seen last season as Holly Adams in An Act of the Imagination and Bec in 4000 Miles. She just finished shooting a short film called The Journey in Manhattan playing the leading role. This past summer she assistant directed Legally Blonde the musical with the Quogue Junior Theater Troupe. Lots of love to friends and family! Very special thanks to Andrew for believing that she can do this! Always “Give ’em hell!”

MARYAM DOWLING (Lighting & Sound Technician) has done lighting and sound for 23 years with various theater groups on the East End. Maryam has also helped Sebastian with lighting setup at Guild Hall, the Ross School, and other local venues. This is Maryam’s eighth season with the Hampton Theatre Company and she is very happy to be part of the show and the company.



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The Hampton Theatre Company, in conjunction with our local libraries, offers special Dinner (& Lunch) and Theater Packages which offer wonderful events at terrific prices.

There are four packages available for CLEVER LITTLE LIES.

SOLD OUT! The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton and the Westhampton Free Library in Westhampton Beach are offering a dinner package on Thursday, October 27. Dinner is at Stone Creek Inn in East Quogue at 5 pm, followed by the show at 7 pm. The cost for dinner (including tax and tip) and show is $60. To reserve, please send your check, for $60 per person, to Hampton Theatre Company, PO Box 400, Quogue, NY 11959. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address so that we may email you your tickets. Please reference “October 27 dinner/theater event.” Reservations and payment required by October 23. SOLD OUT

The Hampton Bays Public Library is offering a dinner package on Thursday, November 9. Dinner is at 1 North Steakhouse in Hampton Bays at 5 pm, followed by the show at 7 pm. The cost for the dinner (including tax and tip) and show is $60. To register, please call the Hampton Bays Library at 631-728-6241.

The Quogue Library is offering a dinner package on Friday, November 3. Dinner is at The Quogue Club at 5 pm, followed by the show at 7 pm. The cost for dinner (including tax and tip) and show is $70. To register, please call the Quogue Library at 631-653-4224 ext. 101. The Quogue Library package is available first to library members. If space is available, others may participate as well.

The Hampton Theatre Company is offering a lunch and theater package in conjunction with the Saturday matinee on Saturday, November 11. Lunch is at The Quogue Club at the Hallock House in Quogue at 12:30 pm, followed by the show at 2:30 pm. The cost for lunch (including tax and tip) and show is $60. To reserve, please send your check, for $60 per person, to Hampton Theatre Company, PO Box 400, Quogue, NY 11959. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address so that we may email you your tickets. Please reference “November 11 lunch/theater event.” Reservations and payment required by November 8.


Sunrise Highway (Route 27) to exit 64S (Rte. 104 to Quogue). Rte. 104 South (approx. 3 miles) to Montauk Highway (Rte. 80). Right onto Montauk Highway to light at Otis Ford (1 mile). Left onto Jessup Avenue. 1/2 mile to theater (on right).

Montauk Highway to light at Otis Ford in Quogue. South onto Jessup Avenue. 1/2 mile to theater (on right).


PARKING: There is limited street parking around the theater as well as a parking lot that can be entered just north of the Quogue Community Hall.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: The theater is wheelchair accessible through the side entrance. If a member of your party needs wheelchair access, please come to front entrance and ask the person taking tickets to open the side door. If a member of your party requires a wheelchair in the theater, please reserve one seat at the end of a row.

ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES: The theater does not have assisted listening devices at this time.