Gossip Well Told

Staged Reading, 31 October 2010
Sponsored by Williamsburg Library Theatre

Virginia Gazette “Best Bet”

Written and Directed by
Victoria Keenan-Zelt

Ed Whitacre
Abigail Schumann
Stacy Hasselbacher
Imari Caldwell


A drama, set in the home of a family of academics.  When a colleague and close family friend is accused by his step-daughter of an unspeakable act, committed years ago, the family must decide what to believe and how to respond.  Weaving back-and-forth in time,  their conversations are interspersed with different tellings of their own past memories, through which they question the validity of memory itself, the roles of parents, the influences of gender politics, the boundary between public and private, and the existence of absolute truth.