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Straight Faced Lies

This production features Planet Connections award-winning artists.*

Benefiting: Visible Ink
Produced by: Loretta Michael Productions
Directed by: Melissa Skirboll
Written by: Mark Jason Williams


Planet Connections Award-Winning Playwright Mark Jason Williams returns with a gripping, fiercely funny drama about a no-holds-barred family Thanksgiving. Join in the festivities as a manipulative mother fights for control, a son tries to hide a secret, a daughter wrestles with an unexpected pregnancy, and surprises pour out like stuffing.

Join us for a talkback moderated by Martin Denton of! The talkback will take place in the festivity lounge on June 3, immediately following the 6:30pm performance of Straight Faced Lies.


Venue: The Robert Moss (440 Lafayette Street)

Sunday 6/2/13 – 9:00pm
Monday 6/3/13 – 6:30pm
Tuesday 6/4/13 – 4:00pm
Friday 6/7/13 – 7:00pm
Sunday 6/9/13 – 7:30pm
Saturday 6/22/13 – 4:30pm

Straight Faced Lies runs 75 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $9 for Film/Music Participants, FREE for Theatre Festivity Participants. Click here to reserve your seats!

Genre: Comedy, Drama, LGBT Issues, Play, Women’s Issues, Grieving, Family/Sibling Relationships



Linda Blackstock… Cathy
Dan Hilt… James
Hannah Logan Wolfe… Melissa
Ann Farthing… Marie
Josh Krebs…Kip
Thom Christensen… Joe

Production Credits
Sunjo Hendricks (Stage Manager)


*Straight Faced Lies features artists whose work has received the following awards and nominations from Planet Connections:

Winner – Outstanding Direction in a One-Act Play (Melissa Skirboll for The Closet)
Nominated – Outstanding Playwriting Short-form (Mark Jason Williams for Smiles to Saturn)
Nominated – Outstanding Overall Evening of One-Acts (Mark Jason Williams for Acts of Love)

Winner -Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script (Mark Jason Williams for The Other Day)
Nominated – Outstanding Supporting Actor (Amadeo Fusca for The Other Day)
Nominated – Outstanding Featured Actor (Zach Wegner for The Other Day)

Winner – Planet Activist Award (Mark Jason Williams for Recovery)
Winner – Outstanding Lead Actress (Elena Zazanis for Recovery)
Nominated – Outstanding Playwriting of a New Script (Mark Jason Williams for Recovery)


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