The Naked Truth

a comedy without tan lines
by Rich Orloff

Cast: 3 M, 2 W

“A descendant of the well-crafted comedies that used to be the staples of American theater.”
– New York Theater Now

“A refreshing new comedy.  A rare gem of a comedy that makes us think seriously about our relationships even as we laugh at them.”
– Show Business Weekly

“Incredibly funny!  A lot of honest laughs, outlandish antics and perfectly timed one-liners.”
– Theater Online

“A lark of a romp, good gag after good gag.  Rich Orloff is a funny writer.”
– Lively Arts

“Entertaining, with something a little deeper… told with humor, caring, and a small dash of glitter.”
– OffOffOnline

“Hilarious.  It keeps the laughs coming.”
      – Portland Press Herald

THE NAKED TRUTH is a light comedy with depth, a sex comedy with more than sex on its mind.

When a couple from Ohio inherits a clothing-optional resort in Key West, they discover parts of themselves never before exposed!  The staff includes a gay front desk clerk who’s an aspiring drag queen and a lesbian handyman who moonlights as a dominatrix.  And then there’s the potential buyer of the hotel, a businessman who likes giving women the business.  Overwhelmed by the lifestyles of the resort’s staff and guests, the couple is forced to face questions of what they believe and who they really are.   (90 min.)

Show Business Weekly wrote, “The greatest strength of THE NAKED TRUTH is its ability to explore actual topics of substance, from sex roles in society to social roles in marriage, in a buoyant comedic framework.”

Warning:  This play contains rampant off-stage nudity!


  • Winner – Larry Corse Playwriting Prize
  • 2nd Place – Spokane Civic Theatre New Play Contest
  • Finalist – Stage Three Festival of New Plays
  • Finalist – Sunwall Prize for Comedy

production history

The Foolish Theatre Company, NYC (premiere)
Evolution Theatre Company, Columbus OH
Footlights Theater, Portland ME
Prescott Center for the Arts, Prescott AZ
Theatre Cambrian, Sudbury (Ontario, CANADA)

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