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Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth is the emotional story of a woman’s struggle to acknowledge her birth family. Grace, a Native girl adopted by a White family, is asked by her birth sister to return to the Reserve for their mother’s funeral. Afraid of opening old wounds, Grace must find a place where the culture of her past can feed the truth of her present.


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Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth is the emotional story of a woman’s struggle to acknowledge her birth family. Grace, a Native girl adopted by a White family, is asked by her birth sister to return to the Reserve for their mother’s funeral. Afraid of opening old wounds, Grace must find a place where the culture of her past can feed the truth of her present.

30 review for Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ana

    Lovely with just the right amount of sad.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Keishla Gerena

    Easy to read, entertaining and very down to earth.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mae L.

    My class really enjoyed this play. It has a lot of humour and I believe this would have been a really entertaining play to watch. It is very short and easy to read, yet the themes highlighted are evident and easy for my grade 11s to identify. The setting flips between Toronto and Otter Lake. Although much truth is shed on Indigenous children being taken from their homes and adopted by White families, much of the tone throughout the play is light and humorous. You cannot help but feel bad for Jan My class really enjoyed this play. It has a lot of humour and I believe this would have been a really entertaining play to watch. It is very short and easy to read, yet the themes highlighted are evident and easy for my grade 11s to identify. The setting flips between Toronto and Otter Lake. Although much truth is shed on Indigenous children being taken from their homes and adopted by White families, much of the tone throughout the play is light and humorous. You cannot help but feel bad for Janice (Grace), who got the short end of the stick when being separated from her family. The whole play focuses on Janice’s journey into accepting her identity. Through Janice’s interactions with members of her community, the audience can still see the sadness and unfair circumstances that happened to Indigenous communities throughout Canada’s history.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kareen Samuels

    The premise is great but it seems so rushed that it came up short. There's little character development. Janice, Barb, Tonto all could be memorable characters if they had been developed fully and I do understand that a play is different from a novel but it could be accomplished. I like the situational irony set up of the Amy Hart scenario but I'm not sure it was effectively achieved. Also, Janice is presented as a strong character; however, she's too easily persuaded: first to return to Otter La The premise is great but it seems so rushed that it came up short. There's little character development. Janice, Barb, Tonto all could be memorable characters if they had been developed fully and I do understand that a play is different from a novel but it could be accomplished. I like the situational irony set up of the Amy Hart scenario but I'm not sure it was effectively achieved. Also, Janice is presented as a strong character; however, she's too easily persuaded: first to return to Otter Lake and then to get drunk. The dialogue between the boys seems to create questions that were never addressed.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nunu

    4.3 stars It’s really sad that Anne passes away. I understood why Janice ran away on their first reunion. It was a lost for Janice knowing that her biological mother is the sweetest mom. She had lost 35 years of her life on a chance of living with her mom. Sighs.... my poor heart is broken again.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    A short play that revolves around a woman who was taken in the Scoop. It’s good. It uses humour to keep the play light despite its heavy subject matter. Some of the humor is— just ok.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Nicole

    5 Word Reviews: Poignant, interesting, lively, and necceasry

  8. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    story telling without pat answers.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    I would love to see this performed. Starkly honest.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Alisha Taylor 💋

    Required Academic Reading

  11. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    it's a great and short read. it covers a few of the topics of concern for indigenous peoples. it's a great and short read. it covers a few of the topics of concern for indigenous peoples.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Trace Lara Hentz

    This book was recommended and I still think about it now. Excellent!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Persian89

  14. 4 out of 5

    Zoë

  15. 4 out of 5

    Saanii

  16. 5 out of 5

    Emily

  17. 4 out of 5

    Leslie Bock

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Antezza

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Loken

  20. 4 out of 5

    Acfan11

  21. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

  22. 5 out of 5

    Dana

  23. 4 out of 5

    Aleta Fera

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlyn Wong

  26. 4 out of 5

    Starkidgleek22

  27. 4 out of 5

    Heidi

  28. 4 out of 5

    Fatcaat

  29. 4 out of 5

    EnAvantCamarade

  30. 5 out of 5

    emily short

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