True Love Lies

True Love Lies

September 21st October 1st 2011
The Cultch Historic Theatre

Preview – Wed Sept 21, 8pm
Saturday Matinees with Talkbacks – Sept 24 & Oct 1, 2pm
Evening Shows with Talkbacks –        Sun Sept 25 & Tues Sept 27, 8pm

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by Brad Fraser

Brad Fraser’s Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love was a huge hit for Touchstone in the early nineties, and True Love Lies meets up with two of its characters – Kane and David – twenty years later. Kane is now straight, married and living in mortgaged suburbia with two kids. David’s reappearance outs dad to his kids and forces the question, does true love ever die? With the crackle of lightning fast one-liners, acidic exchanges and wickedly witty characters, this hilarious new play shatters our illusions about the “perfect” Canadian family.

“An extremely funny tale of secrets and lies . . . graphic, fast-moving, compelling.” Manchester Evening News

Brad Fraser is a playwright, director and producer whose work has been greeted with success across the globe, garnering him such awards as the London Evening Standard Award for most promising playwright, the LA Critics Award and Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award for best new play to name only a few. His films include Love and Human Remains (directed by Academy Award-winner Denys Arcand and winner of the Genie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay) and Leaving Metropolis, adapted from Poor Super Man. For television he spent three seasons as a writer/producer on Queer As Folk for Showtime and two seasons hosting his chat show Jawbreaker with Brad Fraser on OutTV. Check out for more info and occasional updates.

Production Credits

Photo of Katharine Venour, Andrew McIlroy and Greg Armstrong-Morris by Emily Cooper

A Touchstone Theatre Production
Presented by The Cultch

Directed by Katrina Dunn
Set and Costume Design by Drew Facey
Lighting Design and Production Management by Adrian Muir
Sound Design by Michael Rinaldi
Stage Manager Marijka Brusse
Assistant Stage Manager and Props Stacy Sherlock
Fight Choreography by David Bloom
Cast: Greg Armstrong-Morris, Lara Gilchrist, Anton Lipovetsky, Andrew McIlroy & Katharine Venour

Praise for the show . . .

“Touchstone Theatre’s new production of True Love Lies, Brad Fraser’s cutting-edge comedy of sexual politics circa right now, is a roaring success. Kudos to Katrina Dunn and her cast for nailing the exacting rhythms of this madcap dash.”

“Like Modern Family on acid, Touchstone Theatre explores Brad Fraser’s near-psychedelic world of the nuclear family in True Love Lies currently on stage at The Cultch . . . True Love Lies fired completely on all cylinders.”