If Truth Be Told by Beverley Cooper
If Truth Be Told is a fictional response to cases of censorship in the late 1970s when Christian groups and concerned parents attempted to ban books by Alice Munro (Lives of Girls and Women) and Margaret Laurence (The Diviners) from being taught in Ontario high schools. The story follows the celebrated writer Peg Dunlop as she returns to her hometown of Wayford to face a community that doesn’t appreciate the stories she writes, stories that seem to reveal secrets and truths about their own lives. If Truth Be Told is about the power of words, both spoken and written; how are stories told; what words do we use to fight for what we believe in; how do we coexist when we have opposing views?
Keywords: Blyth, Alice Munro, censorship. drama, words, Margaret Laurence. writer
Year Printed: 2017
First Produced: The Blyth Festival 2016
Running TIme: 120 minutes
Male Cast: 1
Female Cast: 4
Great roles for women 30-50s. One teenage girl. One female character has slight Spanish accent. Good monologue for teenage girl.