a Rumble Theatre and Zababwa Theatre presentation

True Lies

September 9 – 17, 1995

Vancouver East Cultural Centre as part of the 1995 Vancouver Fringe Festival

by Guillermo Verdecchia and Marcus Youssef

Music, shadows, close-ups, loss, aerial surveillance, video cameras, testimonies, confessions and phone calls. Three lives, various photographs, one day, many memories. Three men: one in a hotel room, working out of town; the second an actor preparing for an audition; and the third a photographer who no longer photographs.

True Lies bends the line between fiction and non-fiction until it breaks and then pokes you in the eye with the stubby bit that remains. True Lies is rigorous, anarchic, fast, fearsome theatricality.

(Also performed at the Firehall Arts Centre, 1997 and High Performance Rodeo in Calgary, AB, 1998)

Cast and Production Team:

Performers: Norman Armour, Camyar Chai and Marcus Youssef
Direction: Guillermo Verdecchia
Live music: Amir Koushkani
Video projections: Gary Coward
Production stage management and technical direction: Michel Bisson, David Cooper, and John Weber