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True Love Lies

True Love Lies
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Brad Fraser
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 96
Pub. Date: 2010
ISBN-10: 0887549152
ISBN-13: 9780887549151
Cast Size: 2 women, 3 men

About the Play:

True Love Lies is a full-length black comedy by Brad Fraser. A middle-aged couple have a loving relationship, successful careers and a happy, normal life with their two teenage children. Life couldn't be more perfect... until an old flame comes back to town. As hidden relationships are revealed and the safe veneer of home begins to splinter, this ruthless comedy will leave you laughing... and wondering about your own family secrets.

Unidentified Human Remains was a huge national and international breakthrough hit for Brad Fraser, and True Love Lies meets up with two of its characters – Kane and David – twenty years later. Kane is now straight, happily married to Carolyn and living in mortgaged suburbia with two rebellious teenagers: outgoing Madison and geeky Royce. The typical nuclear family. But when Madison applies for a job at the new restaurant in town, Kane and Carloyn find that a man they had long forgotten has just re-entered their lives: Kane's ex-lover. Sparking a series of further revelations, the sudden re-appearance of David outs dad to his kids and forces the question, does true love ever die? With the crackle of lightning fast one-liners, acidic exchanges and wickedly witty characters, True Love Lies exposes suppressed emotions and desires in everyone and the family must renegotiate their relationships with each other and, ultimately, redefine their family.

True Love Lies premiered in 2009 at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, followed by its Canadian premiere at Factory Theatre in Toronto. Since then the play has been produced widely at professional theatres across Canada and in the US.

Cast: 2 women, 3 men

What people say:

"Fraser is still writing with the urban, contemporary vitality that makes his work so refreshing." — Globe and Mail

"Brilliantly written … very funny and entertaining." — British Theatre Guide

"Brad Fraser has practically been the Royal Exchange's house playwright for the last decade … Fraser's latest piece is … a brilliantly cutting dissection of a supposedly ideal nuclear family founded on a tissue of deceit." — The Guardian

About the Playwright:

Brad Fraser is a Canadian playwright, screenwriter and cultural commentator. He is one of the most widely produced Canadian playwrights both in Canada and internationally. He began writing plays while in high school, and is the nominee and recipient of many awards for acting, directing and writing. He has also written extensively for radio, television, film and the print media.

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