Truth Be Told

Winner, Ashland New Plays Festival, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Stanley Drama Award, presented by Wagner College

Winner of the W Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest, HRC Showcase Theatre

Kathleen Abedon’s teenage son Julian carries an automatic weapon into his workplace and opens fire. When the smoke clears, fourteen people are dead, Julian among them. One year later, when true-crime writer Jo Hunter comes to town to interview Kathleen for a book on the shooting, the grief-stricken mother seeks to convince the skeptical journalist that Julian has been framed for the shooting. At a time in our history when the truth is under attack on a daily basis, Truth Be Told explores the nature of objective truth and the ways in which we manipulate and distort it to serve our own ends.

KATHLEEN ABEDON: early 40’s, a mother / JOSEPHA (JO) HUNTER: mid-30’s, a journalist
William Cameron