The Whole Truth
by Viki Boyle
Short Play, Comedy / 2f
Two women jurors are sequestered in a hotel. They are nervous. News people are standing out in the street awaiting signs of activity. One juror is for the defendant and one against. The latter tries to change the other's mind though both know they should not be talking about the case.
Coming from totally different backgrounds and political leanings, Ruth and Anne find themselves in a hotel room, sequestered together, in the throes of deliberation over a highly publicized trial. The business woman and the housewife become a hilarious odd couple as they spar over their completely opposite points of view. This comic one-act is filled with twists and turns, and a very compromising ending.
Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 16th Series.
- Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: Inner city Hotel Room. Twin beds.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
RUTH - business woman, 40s
- All Female