At the 5 Truths and a Lie website, the tag line is “Is it true? Does it matter?”
The structure is that six storytellers tell 10-minute stories from their lives based on a theme. The catch is that one storyteller is lying through their teeth and no one but the teller and organizers know who it is. At the end, the audience votes on who they think is lying and the liar is revealed.
According to their website, the rational behind this entertainment is as follows:
In the 21st Century our culture has become fascinated by the “TRUTH”. Reality TV, The Memoir, The Non-Fiction Book, The Blog, Facebook, “The Following is Inspired By True Events” – this is the entertainment of our time. But as people who have been writing and acting in made up stuff for nearly twenty years we know how the sausage is made and that got us thinking. Every great true story is edited and crafted for effect, and therefore partially a lie. And everyone knows the very best lies have a little truth in them.
So where does the truth end and the lie begin? Well that’s what we’re interested in and we hope you will be too.Listen to our podcasts!
Fascinating! But you’ll have to go to L.A. to enjoy the show.
Every month Tucsonans can hear stories at Odyssey Storytelling but they are all true personal stories from their lives of the tellers – as they remember them. Memory and imaginations create fascinating stories, I don’t know that I care to have intentional lies in the mix.