SYNOPSIS: In Hampshire, England, 1835, a good-hearted widow struggles to reconcile her illicit desires with her religious faith and civic responsibility. Forced to utter a fib to protect her lover, Lady Overly helplessly watches that lie snowball as those around her scheme to cover it up or use it to their advantage, as they see fit. The complications prove that not even the best among us are the 'bad liars' we'd like to believe ourselves, and that 'spin doctoring' is only a new term for a very old practice.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: (In order of appearance)
LADY OVERLY, Late 20s-Early 30s. A destitute young widow living with her parents in Hampshire, England, 1829.
THERESA, 8. Her precocious daughter.
MRS. GUILDHALL, Late 40s - Early 50s. Her proud, pretentious mother.
COLONEL GUILDHALL, 50s. Her blustering ex-military father. (He fought Napoleon!)