Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by John Fogle
Lighting by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro
Salem Theatre Company
The Real Thing examines the nature of honesty and its use of a play within a play is one of many levels on which the author teases the audience with the difference between semblance and reality.
The 1980s period set takes advantage of an ancient Greek theater technique: the use of swiveling Periaktoi (three sided rotating prisms) facilitate the multiple scene changes without breaking the flow of the play.