Herein Lies the Truth


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Thursday, April 18 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 19 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 20 @ 7:30pm**
Sunday, April 21 @ 2:00pm*

Thursday, April 25 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 26 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 27 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 28 @ 2:00pm

**There will be a talkback with Andre Perry, Aaron Pang, Christopher-Rasheem McMillan and Tisa Bryant following the 7:30pm performance on 4/20. The approximate start time is 9:15pm. You do not need to attend that day’s performance to attend the talkback.

*There will be a talkback with Prof. Miriam Gilbert, writer & performer Aaron Pang, and Director Johanna Kasimow following the 2:oopm performance on 4/21. The approximate start time is 3:45pm. You do not need to attend that day’s performance to attend the talkback.

Creative Team

Writer/Performer – Aaron Pang

Director – Johanna Kasimow

Scenic & Projections Designer – Kaelen Novak

Lighting Designer – Haven Haywood

Stage Manager – Reese Morgan

Creative Collaborator – Connie Chen


Riverside Theatre, 119 E. College Street

Written and performed by Aaron Pang


Directed by Johanna Kasimow

April 18 – 28, 2024 at Riverside Theatre

Sponsored by
Jo Ann Bell


The Robert E. Yager Charitable Trust 

Synopsis: Herein Lies the Truth is a hilarious autobiographical play that will make you question what you think you know – and how preconceived notions about disability can blur the truth. Who are stories for? Are they for the listener – or for the person sharing their truth? A world premiere from solo writer-performer Aaron Pang, a current MFA candidate at the Iowa Nonfiction Writers Workshop whose work has been performed at The Moth.

Content warningHerein Lies the Truth is appropriate for adults and older teenage audiencesContains adult language, mature subject matter, and descriptions of sexual situations.


Masks are optional at all performances.

Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at or call us at (319) 259-7099 during box office hours. We’re open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11am – 2pm.