Jim Adolf

Jim Adolf is the Development Writer at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. Formerly a practicing attorney, Jim now spends his time writing college reports and materials, fiction and plays, and drawing comics. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Theater Project, a youth and community theater in Brunswick. He holds a bachelor's degree in English with honors from Wesleyan University, and a law degree from Columbia University. This is Jim's first published play.
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  I Cannot Tell a Lie at George Washington School

Comedy by Jim Adolf

50 pages

5-9 m, 7-8 w, 9-12 flex, extras and doubling possible


There’s something in the water at George Washington School. Literally. A truck carrying sodium pentothal – a chemical also known as “truth serum” – has crashed into the local lake and spilled its cargo into the drinking water, and now everyone in school can’t help telling the truth. Teachers are fighting, parents are pouting, kids are confessing their crimes, and the school’s beloved Principal Van Vleck has gone missing. Paulie, Tibby, Seth and Analise are getting ready to compete in the school’s Olympic Mind Games as Team Electricity. The competition is in j...