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THE SIMPLE TRUTH

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Dave, Ben, Penny and Jane are looking for love... as long as it fits the criteria required by their mates, girlfriends, pop stars, television and, occasionally, parents. A comedy of errors about four young lovers caught between stereotypes and longing. Will they ever find their heart's desire? "...witty and inventive... delightfully fresh and astute in its observations... with such sharp dialogue and funny encounters we're more than willing to suspend disbelief." Ron Banks, West Australian Today, May 2002.

  • naturalistic comedy
  • 80
  • 4 total
  • 2 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


  • MONOLOGUES
  • PRODUCTION HISTORY

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Penny

Female | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 44

EXTRACT: With Jack, we can talk, I can talk to him. I told him how I feel and he didn't get the least egotistical, in fact he looked humbled, he is humbled by my love. Oh what a gem? What a male? What a magnificent male? A magnificent humble male. I don't think I have ever heard of one. No never. And he loved someone secretly for four years. But he hasn't got whiskers. Maybe he is not shaving, that is not unusual. He had such smooth skin

Adult themes

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