Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth by Drew Hayden Taylor
Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth is the emotional story of a woman’s struggle to acknowledge her birth family. Grace, a Native girl adopted by a white family, is asked by her birth sister to return to the Reserve for their mother’s funeral. Afraid of opening old wounds, Grace must find a place where the culture of her past can feed the truth of her present.
Though it stands on it’s own, Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth is the second play in a heartwrenching trilogy that began with Someday and concludes with 400 Kilometres.
Year Printed: 2015
First produced in 1996 by Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto
Running Time: 110 minutes
Male Cast: 2
Female Cast: 2