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The Bare Truth

From 26 member reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Slow, Fluffy, Quirky, Excruciating

About the show

In this world premiere comedy, an elderly South Florida couple tell their children that they are nudists in order to get them off their backs. More…

Fearing that their parents are unable to tend to themselves, the children won’t leave them alone.  So the couple – with the help of other senior folks – devise a plan to detract them. They announce that they are nudists! Their plan succeeds…in a most unusual way.  

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if See it if you enjoy small productions, clever theme, interesting dialogue.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you like large productions, big staging.

Entertaining, Funny, Banal

See it if You like small production, funny dialogs and people who are not afraid to look laughable; if you live or work nearby and have nothing to do

Don't see it if You are too critical; expecting top of the hill production for the $20 you paid for the ticket

Also Entrance hard to find... Read more Read less

Confusing, Quirky, Slow, Funny, Campy

See it if You like community theatre; this is the true definition of that. Venue has a lot of bathrooms and conveniently located next to a precinct.

Don't see it if The premise was good, but, weirdly executed. I can see where lines were flubbed a little. Set is meh, but, it's a black box theatre. There

Also were funny moments- the actors were ok, the script was lacking. The ne... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Slow

See it if you want a night out. Plot was good, but some parts were slow-moving

Don't see it if you want great acting. I thought some of the cast overacted & some seemed to forget their lines

Also Theater seats have no leg room.

Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky, Slow

See it if You want to see a simply staged, cute story line play performed by actors that are enjoying themselves.

Don't see it if You don't like small theaters with simple staging. You are very critical.

Also I was entertained. The story line was okay and there was too much lag ... Read more Read less

Banal, Indulgent, Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if Actors who know their lines run through a pedestrian script with some mold humor about nudism

Don't see it if Actors who don't seem to sync up with each other

Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if The premise of the show was unclear. The acting was flat & in one case just plain bad. Had to leave at the intermission.

Don't see it if You enjoy good work in the theater. This is not it.

Disappointing, Just okay

See it if you enjoy going to see your dentist's kid's sister's niece in a school play. Thats about the level of show here.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy that the only clever idea is completely given away in the synopsis. Whats left is an empty shell of an idea, poorly executed

Also Why would they give away the best part of the show in the synopsis? It... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if you know someone in the cast.

Don't see it if you want an interesting or challenging play.


See it if You don't mind a very small theater and not the best acting. The story line was cute but something just didn't click.

Don't see it if You don't like a slow moving show and a very tiny theater.

Disappointing, Slow

See it if If you like quirky theater but slow moving

Don't see it if You like polished acting, moderate paced entertainment


See it if You want to support a nice group of actors that love what they are doing.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy stories like Cocoon, where old folks dominate

Dated, Slow, Non professional, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You like high concept plots. You want to support a non-professional theatre company w/an enthusiastic cast. You're friends w/the company.

Don't see it if You expect a company of trained actors & a work-shopped plays. You prefer contemporary storytelling & play structure.

Also It's difficult to give a score to a show & company that's composed of ... Read more Read less

Quirky, Disappointing, Dated, Entertaining

See it if get few laughs and to support trying to succeed presentation if not demanding high quality production.

Don't see it if considering creators and actors credentials, this show is not up to that standard. Music interludes are too long and the dialog needs trim.

Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if you want to sit through a long play with a good plot with some fun moments but does not hold well together. The bright spots are too few.

Don't see it if you expect a professional production - too much is amateurish here. The play needs editing, the action and time between acts sped up.

Dated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You really have nothing else to do

Don't see it if If you really enjoy theater. This was way too long and the acting was amateurish. I should have left during the intermission.

Disappointing, Slow, Excruciating, Fluffy

See it if I you are passing by the theatre and have nothing else to do

Don't see it if Very amateurish on all levels, starting with writing, staging and acting

Clever idea, Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you think it's got a great plot idea (which it does). Execution though needs a LOT of work. Pretty simple dialogue. Fun background music.

Don't see it if You want a smart comedy. Of the 5 scenes, 1 can be cut completely with no loss to the story and actually confused me why it's there.

Also Reading the show synopsis made me excited to climb the 4th-floor stair... Read more Read less

Banal, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if plot had an interesting premise, so if you don't care if the play is amateur, but only want to be entertained

Don't see it if You appreciate fine acting, staging, and dialogue and are a discriminating theater person.

Slow, Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you have nothing better to do.

Don't see it if you like good acting and fast paced comedy.

Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Banal

See it if You don’t mind watching people recite lines rather than actors perform. This is a great concept but the writing, direction and talent needs

Don't see it if You expect the production to live up to the concept. The script needs a lot more work as well as staging and talent.

Excruciating, Terrible acting, Terrible writing, Amateurish staging, Awkward

See it if you seek a play about naturism (w/o any nudity) that actually treats social nudism w/respect instead of squeamishness, scorn or ridicule.

Don't see it if you are discerning. [It's barely a comedy, the actors barely know their lines, the set's barely held together & it's barely worth your time]

Also I'd like to say it's worth seeing just to support an earnest, non-Equi... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Bad acting, Bad writing, Amateurish, Disappointing

See it if You're interested enough in the premise (family dealing with the oldies becoming nudists) to put up w/ a BAD production. Good bits are rare.

Don't see it if You can't stand actors who barely know their lines, flat dialogue delivery, 5-minute-long scene transitions, old men in speedos

Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if If you cannot think of anything better to do.

Don't see it if If you like theater. Horrible story, acting and anything that is what theater should be.


See it if you like to see bare bones off off Broadway plays

Don't see it if You want to see something that is ready for an audience

Also I’m not really sure what to say about this. I felt bad for everyone in... Read more Read less

Cast & Creatives (11)