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Straight Faced Lies

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Absorbing, Witty, entertaining, puts the fun in dysfunctional family, resonant themes, Thought-provoking, Great acting

About the show

This biting family comedy explores themes of familial loyalty and LGBT self-acceptance. More…

From the show:

Grab a plate and sharpen your knives for a gripping, fiercely funny drama about a dysfunctional family's holiday, where barely repressed anger is passed around the table and deep secrets are exposed--forcing each family member to redefine their relationships with one another, and with themselves, in surprising ways. This biting family comedy explores themes of familial loyalty and LGBT self-acceptance. At this gathering, there is nothing to fear but Family itself.



Member Reviews (2)

MEMBERS SAY:

Quirky, Absorbing, Witty, entertaining, puts the fun in dysfunctional family, resonant themes, Thought-provoking, Great acting
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Avg Score

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Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if The excellent performances of its women - Librandi. Deasy & Domenick dominate this acerbic dramedy of a painful familial holiday gathering

Don't see it if Universal themes of change vs statis & moving forward through pain resonant despite some awkward attempts at black comedy a la Joe Orton

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Witty, entertaining, puts the fun in dysfunctional family, resonant themes

See it if you like dark biting comedy, quick-wit. holiday themed shows.

Don't see it if you are triggered by the holidays or family calling each other out on their BS

Also enjoyable. funny. well-written. well-acted. ensemble cast! and the des... Read more Read less


August 28th, 2015
for a previous production "Passionate, biting and deeply funny, Straight Faced Lies is equal parts fresh and familiar."
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August 27th, 2015
for a previous production "You really can’t go home again in the dark family comedy 'Straight Faced Lies' at the New York International Fringe Festival. Cathy Ryan (Geraldine Librandi) and her two grown children, Melissa (Dana Domenick) and James (Jacob Thompson), don’t like each other very much."
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