Little White Lies, which clocks just about under an hour, features three playlets.
The first is about a couple whose relationship is on the rocks as a result of lies and cheating. This playlet is a little confusing as it moves back and forth between the past and the present.
The second story, on the other hand, is more direct in its storytelling.
It is about a gay man agonising over whether to reveal his sexuality to his father. His friend advises him to lie so as not to hurt his father who had raised him up single-handedly.
However, when the young man tries to broach the topic, his father avoids it.
The third story is about an elderly man in a hospital or nursing home who wants to conceal his vulnerability from others. This story was played out within the first and second stories.
Little White Lies presents situations that many can identify with.
Self-deception and the dilemma of telling a lie versus revealing the truth in order to salvage a relationship were all explored in the course of the production.
However, the second story appears to be the most poignant as it deals with family issues.
The production’s message is well summed up by the elderly man in the third story, who gives his explanation of why he lies.
Overall, Little White Lies is a thought-provoking reflection on the issue of truth versus lies in relationships.
By Darren Boon