Things I Know to be True
by Andrew Bovell
This amazing play has only been produced twice in the United States! Bovell is Australian and a master of innovative theater (WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING & SPEAKING IN TONGUES). This play is theatrical to its core, but also incredibly warm and full of heart which means pain, humor, love, and devotion even when at our worst. This is magic!
Bob and Fran Price have four adult children: Pip, Mark, Ben, and Rosie. Each child has his or her own unique struggles and secrets that they try to keep hidden from their parents, but Fran has a knack for knowing what is true in each of their lives, whether it is an unhappy marriage (Pip), heartbreak (Rosie), redefined sexuality (Mark), or drug use (Ben). As the children try to redefine their lives separately from the hopes and dreams of their parents, what is real and genuine in the Price family falls apart under scrutiny, and Bob and Fran must redefine their relationships with their children and with each other. Funny, poignant, and heartbreaking, Things I Know to be True examines the dynamics of a family and how they understand truth in the face of tragedy.