If Truth Be Told


Beverley Cooper

About the Book
The story follows the celebrated writer Peg Dunlop as she returns to her hometown of Wayford to face a community that doesn’t appreciate the stories she writes, stories that seem to reveal secrets and truths about their own lives.

About the Author
Beverley is a writer, actor and teacher. She has written for TV, film and extensively for CBC radio drama, twice being nominated for Writers’ Guild of Canada Awards. Plays include Thin Ice (co-written with Baruta Rubess, Chalmers/Dora Award, Theatre Direct plus numerous other productions), The Eyes of Heaven (Blyth Festival), The Woman in White (adapted from the novel by Wilkie Collins, Theatre Aquarius), The Lonely Diner: Al Capone in Euphemia Township (Blyth Festival), and Janet Wilson Meets the Queen (nominated for a Prix Rideaux Award 2016, GCTC).Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott (Blyth, Centaur, National Arts Centre) was a finalist for a Governor General’s Literary Award and was on the Globe and Mail Bestsellers List, a first for a Canadian Playwright.

Beverley trained as an actor at Studio 58 and has performed in TV, film and in theatres across Canada. Beverley holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She is currently the recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship to look at ways to renew the art of radio drama. Beverley lives in Toronto.

DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
86pp 5.5 x 8.5 in