Truth Be Told
[Denver, CO] “In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, a Florida college professor—whose name I will not mention—claimed that the massacre was a hoax perpetrated by the federal government,” writes William Cameron.
“Those twenty children and six teachers, he declared, didn’t really die because those shots were never really fired. The grieving parents, he insisted, were played by ‘crisis actors,’ and he went so far as to demand that the father of a Sandy Hook victim provide proof of his son’s death.
“Proof of his son’s death! As if the poor man and his family hadn’t suffered enough! The professor was ultimately discredited and lost his professorship over the affair. I started writing ‘Truth Be Told’ in response to this professor’s cruel and self-aggrandizing stunt.”
In “Truth Be Told,” Kathleen Abedon’s teenage son Julian carries an automatic weapon into his workplace and opens fire. When the smoke clears, fourteen people are dead, Julian among them.
One year later, when true-crime writer Jo Hunter comes to town to interview Kathleen for a book on the shooting, the grief-stricken mother seeks to convince the skeptical journalist that Julian was framed.
At a time in our history when the truth is under attack daily, “Truth Be Told” explores the nature of objective truth and the ways in which we manipulate and distort it to serve our own ends.
And, so, we have Curious Theatre Company boldly providing the world premiere of Cameron’s “Truth Be Told,” Jan. 13 – Feb. 10, 2024.