Where the Truth Lies

by  Catherine Butterfield

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 5f

"What is the playwright's equivalent of the novelist's "unputdownable'- 'ungetupable' perhaps? Butterfield ... deserves some such accolade." - The New York Post

"A thoughtful, balanced, cleanly structured work." - The New York Times

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Where the Truth Lies

by  Catherine Butterfield

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    2m, 5f

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Elaine Flanagan enjoys a seemingly perfect existence in Vermont with her two daughters and husband Dan, a respected writer. Enter sister Leslie, the high living beauty from Los Angeles who is married to the Vic Camden, star of the television series The Huntsman. Leslie and her daughter Cinda arrive almost unannounced, full of turbulence and dark secrets. Elaine's organized existence is thrown into turmoil. The subsequent arrival of Vic drives Elaine and Dan to take a hard look at their marriage and then hide from the truths they discover, illuminating what glues a family or marriage together and what makes it all fall apart.
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"What is the playwright's equivalent of the novelist's unputdownable'- 'ungetupable' perhaps? Butterfield ... deserves some such accolade." " - The New York Post

"A thoughtful, balanced, cleanly structured work." - The New York Times

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  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A house in a small town in Vermont
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 5f
ELAINE FLANAGAN
WENDY FLANAGAN
LESLIE CAMDEN
CINDA CAMDEN
MELISSA FLANAGAN
DAN FLANAGAN
VIC CAMDEN
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Catherine Butterfield

Catherine Butterfield’s produced and published plays include Brownstone, The Sleeper, Joined at the Head, Where the Truth Lies, Snowing at Delphi, Life in the Trees, John's Hand, and The Backflip.Her best known play is probably Joined at the Head, originally produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club and nominated for a Dr ...

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Where the Truth Lies premiered at the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York City in April 1996 under the direction of Evan Yionoulis.

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