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. 

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The Whole Truth

by  Viki Boyle

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Accolades


    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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.

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  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 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)


ANNE - a housewife, 40s
RUTH - business woman, 40s
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female



Viki Boyle

Viki Boyle is an award-winning actress and playwright. In addition to her Off-Off-Broadway Festival-winning short play The Whole Truth, her one-act Term Limit won the 15 Minute Play Festival at New York's American Globe ...

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