The Naked Truth


A deeply funny comedy in which a man loses his eyesight yet gains a new perspective on truth, beauty, and art.

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  • John McDonnell
    15 minute comedy
    2 men

    The first time Bob is honest about his wife’s figure, he loses his eyesight. Confused and disoriented, he stumbles into an art gallery. It’s opening night, but other than the artist, he’s the only one present. The two strike up a funny conversation about art, beauty, appreciation, and truth.

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    John McDonnell’s play “The Naked Truth” was an audience favorite in Bucks County Playhouse’s New Voices Festival. It’s hilarious, filled with unexpected twists, and, at its foundation, asking a timely question: Do we believe what’s before our eyes? –H. Kamin

    A deeply funny, and surprising comedy. From the moment Bob enters the room, confused and disoriented, the audience was howling with laughter. By the end of the play many people were clutching their sides and had tears streaming down their faces. Truly a laugh-every-15-seconds play. – B. Smallen, Director

    Also see by John McDonnell, the hilarious play Zombie Cream.

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    E-script, Hard Copy, Cast e-copies, Cast Hard Copies, Royalty Per Performance


    Comedy, Issue Oriented




    John McDonnell

    Running Time

    11-19 Minute Play