SUMMARY: Emily and Joanne are spending a quiet evening together, drinking and playing poker, using
the contents of their pockets as betting chips. Joanne suggests a new game: "Liar" - the players
take turns providing two true facts and one lie. Emily can't seem to figure out when Joanne is lying
and when she's telling the truth. Joanne can read Emily like a book, since, in Joanne's words, Emily
"tips her hand." A harmless game soon turns into a series of surprising revelations.
CAST: 2 Women.
"Closets are for Clothes", Penny Dreadful Players, Champaign, Illinois, February 2008.
"Girl Play" Festival, Women's Theatre Project, Scottsdale, AZ, June 2011
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Why are you so good at this?
Because I can read people. I was briefly a psychology major.
Is... is that one of the three? I mean -
No, I was just making conversation. But you're catching on. Ready?
For most of the first night I met you, I thought your name was Brooke. I worked for Best Buy for
almost a month one summer. And... I've never had more than a thousand dollars in my checking account,
in my entire life.
I'd be surprised you never mentioned it before now... Of course, you're really not that forthcoming.
How is it that we've known each other for more than a year, and I know so little about you?
You know more about me, after knowing me for a year, than some people know after ten.