Verite

by  Nick Jones

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  4m, 2f, 1boy(s)

"Mr. Jones deftly satirizes the mania for memoirs." - The New York Times

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f, 1boy(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Struggling writer Jo has been given the opportunity of a lifetime to write her own memoir. The only catch is that her publishers explicitly ask that she only write about her life truly, and that it be as exciting as possible. Forced to rexamine her rather dull life, strange events begin to occur, and Jo has to decide if her life is worth writing about, or worth living.
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"Verité will definitely make you laugh and gasp." - TheatreMania 

"Mr. Jones deftly satirizes the mania for memoirs." - The New York Times


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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The Darum family's cramped attic apartment in Patterson, New Jersey, and a few other locations in New York and Bogota. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 2f, 1boy(s)
ANDREAS VELNER - male early 30s, Norwegian
SVEN KANDETTY - male, mid 30s, Norwegian
JO DARUM - female, mid 30s, prone to nervousness.
LIZ DARUM - mid 30s, brash.
JOSH DARUM - male, early 40s, means well but easily irritated.
LINCOLN DARUM - boy, 8 years old, dry delivery.
WINSTON - male, late 20s-mid 30s.
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Authors

Nick Jones

Nick Jones is a Los Angeles based writer. His play TREVOR has won numerous awards and is widely produced. His play THE COWARD received its world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 in winter 2010, under the direction of Sam Gold. Other plays include VERITE, and IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Nick is als ...

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Verité premiered at LCT3 in New York City in January 2015 under the direction of Moritz von Stupnagel.

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