The Resident Acting Company, a new troupe drawn from the performing ensemble of the Pearl Theatre Company, will present a staged reading of It Is So (If You Think So) by Luigi Pirandello. The reading is the final installment of the troupe's "The Language Series," which is devoted to plays that delve into the use of words to lie, deceive, manipulate, conquer, tell the truth, work out the meaning of life, and even to find love. The company aims to help us sharpen our perception of the rumors, reports, misleading statements, and alternative facts we now experience every day through the lens of these classics and their approach to language.
In this wonderfully absurd piece of theater, Pirandello asks us to examine why we think we know certain things about people, and what is the difference between gossip and reality. It Is So (If You Think So) creates a hilarious world in which one doesn't know who to trust.