Perfect Mendacity

Perfect Mendacity

by: Jason Wells

by: Jason Wells

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Perfect Mendacity

Perfect Mendacity

by: Jason Wells

by: Jason Wells

Overview

Walter Kreutzer, a microbiologist for a defense contractor, is being investigated by his employers over an incriminating memo that was leaked to the media. Walter thinks his Moroccan wife may have done the whistleblowing, and to protect her - and himself - Walter needs to learn how to defeat a  lie detector, and fast. D'avore Peoples, a polygraph consultant, is happy to help - for a price, of course. But D'avore's technique will require Walter to look deep within himself, a terrifying prospect for a man hiding from his past.

With his best friend spying on him, his wife intent on opening old wounds, and D'avore uncovering dark secrets, Walter's desperate journey toward the perfect lie becomes a spiral into paranoia and bitter reckoning.

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Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Cast Attributes: Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult

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Jason Wells

Jason Wells’s first play, "Men of Tortuga," debuted at Steppenwolf Theatre's First Look Repertory of New Work and had its official premiere at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota. Jason’s second play, "Perfect Mendacity," was a commission from Manhattan Theatre Club and the Sloan Foundation. Like "Men of Tortuga," ...

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