Music and lyrics by Caroline Altman. Book by Patricia Milton.
3Girls Theatre Company presents
MOMENTS OF TRUTH
a World Premiere Musical Comedy about Art, Truth, and Love
Music & Lyrics by Caroline Altman
Book by Patricia Milton
Directed by Louis Parnell
Musical Direction by Scrumbly Koldewyn
Douglas B. Giorgis*
At Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
Previews Sept. 16-18
Gala Opening Night Sept. 19
Performances Thu-Sun Sept. 24-Oct. 19, 2015
This chamber musical comedy follows Nan, a mid-career fine arts painter. She loses her confidence after she is replaced in her long-term residency by an artist half her age. Her husband Gerald, an art broker, organizes an exhibit of her latest work – but her subtle impressionism is upstaged by ironic paintings of cows.
Reluctantly, Nan agrees to collaborate with her former art school roommate Chloe, a scandal-ridden “shock art” photographer. The two hope to rehabilitate their careers and land both a prestigious prize and an exhibit in New York. Their project uses a lie detector to catch real-life models in their “moments of truth.” As a love triangle develops under her roof, Nan begins to lose confidence in Gerald, too. She wonders, should she bring the lie detector into her marriage?
This comedy-drama asks provocative questions about truth, lies, love, and art.
Moments of Truth enjoyed a successful developmental reading March 6 at Tides Playhouse in San Francisco, as part of 3Girl Theatre’s Celebration of Women’s History Month. This piece was developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop in Berkeley, CA. As a work-in-progress, it was a Finalist for the 2013 Women in Arts and Media Collaboration Award. The reading also received a nod in the Contra Costa Times. In 2014, the piece enjoyed two staged readings by 3Girls Theatre and advanced in the company’s “play-off” for a future production.