Too Good to be True
From the acclaimed author of Huff&Stitch comes a new dark comedy about the lies we tell each other in order to make the best of a desperate situation. Maria and her kids—Lisa, a pregnant teenager, and Jude, an excitable preteen—are on the run following the murder of Lisa’s rapist. As the police close in, Maria is determined to give her kids a last supper that prepares them for everything they’re going to need to survive in the world without her.
“You have to appreciate material that doesn’t trap its characters in victimhood. ”- Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Magazine
“A darkly comic exploration of family relationships, the power of storytelling, and what it means to have a home. ”- Allison Gerson, Mooney on Theatre
“This captivating tale of an off-grid mother and her desperate kids solidifies Cardinal as one of the most talented and intriguing writers in the country. ”- Glen Sumi, NOW Magazine