The Simple Truth

The Simple Truth $13

Carl Allensworth

Published by Dramatists Play Service

5 Male 5 Female

Emmett Harper is so impressed by the minister's sermon on honesty that he resolves to turn over a new leaf and be completely truthful no matter what is asked of him

This poses problems at work, in his father-in-law's grocery store, where Emmett is obliged to admit to customers that the bread is stale and the oranges and grapefruit could be juicier

But the real problems come up later at dinner with his family, when Emmett confesses to his new bride, Nancy, that he hates her kidney stew and always has. Nancy goes off in tears of confusion, as she had assumed that this was one of his favorites

Emmet's truthfulness soon becomes contagious and infects the whole family, which threatens to tear the household apart. It's Emmett's father-in-law, though, whose ultimate truth about his daughter's pregnancy, turns out to bring them all back together

A delightful examination of the hilarious complications which result when a young New Englander decides to speak the truth and nothing but the truth - all the time

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