Theater Project Announces Play Publication

September 1, 2016

original posterfrom the 2015 production

original posterfrom the 2015 production

Original cast from the 2015 production

Original cast from the 2015 production

The Theater Project is pleased to announce that "I Cannot Tell a Lie at George Washington School", which debuted as a Young People's Theater production at The Theater Project on August 14, 2015, has been published by Eldridge Publishing. Eldridge Publishing, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has been publishing plays and musicals for community theater, youth companies and schools since 1906.

The play was written by Theater Project board member Jim Adolf, who is the Development Writer at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. In "I Cannot Tell A Lie at George Washington School", a truck carrying sodium pentothal – a chemical also known as “truth serum” – has crashed into the local lake and spilled its cargo into the drinking water, and now everyone in school can’t help telling the truth. Teachers are fighting, parents are pouting, kids are confessing their crimes, and the school’s beloved principal has gone missing. This fast moving comedy was received with great acclaim by Theater Project audiences, and the cast, crew, and staff of The Theater Project are proud to have played a part in its creation.

The play is featured on Eldridge's website, www.histage.com, and in the publisher's catalog, which is mailed to over 30,000 schools and thousands of community theaters across the U.S. twice each year. The script will be highlighted as a new work, and contains the original Theater Project cast list.

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