Things I Know to be True

Play

New Work
Writers: Andrew Bovell

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
2016
Genres
Drama, Dark Comedy
Settings
Contemporary, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
home in a suburb of Adelaide, Australia
Cast Size
small
Licensor
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Small Cast, Theatre
Casting Notes

Includes mature adult, adult, young adult characters

Synopsis

Bob and Fran Price have four adult children: Pip, Mark, Ben, and Rosie. Each child has his or her own unique struggles and secrets that they try to keep hidden from their parents, but Fran has a knack for knowing what is true in each of their lives, whether it is an unhappy marriage (Pip), heartbreak (Rosie), redefined sexuality (Mark), or drug use (Ben). As the children try to redefine their lives separately from the hopes and dreams of their parents, what is real and genuine in the Price family falls apart under scrutiny, and Bob and Fran must redefine their relationships with their children and with each other. Funny, poignant, and heartbreaking, Things I Know to be True examines the dynamics of a family and how they understand truth in the face of tragedy.

Lead Characters


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