The world premiere of the full-length play, The Truth Will Spring Yuh, opens at the Hatbox Theatre on Friday and runs through May 14.
The Truth Will Spring Yuh is a modern gothic tale by New Hampshire playwright Donald Tongue.
The Truth Will Spring Yuh was initially conceived as a 10-minute “play about a tablecloth” at theatre KAPOW’s 24 Hour Play Festival in October 2013. With only eight hours to write it, Tongue began with a single line, “You leave a mark on my grannie’s tablecloth and you’ll be calling someplace else home real soon – you got that, child?”
What followed was a three-year ride, including a week as Artist in Residence at Olde Orchard Inn. Tongue used this opportunity to expand a 10-page concept into a story with fully-fleshed characters and a more complex arc. In September 2014, New Theatre Works presented a one-act version of the play at the New Hampshire Community Theatre Association Festival.
Now a full-length play will make its world premiere, The Truth Will Spring Yuh uses the backdrop of a women’s prison pre-release facility in rural Georgia to explore the light and dark of human nature. It asks us to question our versions of the truth and how knowing other people’s truths can radically change our own perceptions.
New World Theatre is a production company focused on developing and producing new works by regional playwrights.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $16.50, and $13.50 for Hatbox members, seniors and students.
For tickets, visit hatboxnh.com or call 715-2315.
Deirdre Hickok Bridge