Telling a lie to be kind

The cast of The Truth (from left) Cynthia Lee MacQuarrie, Neo Swee Lin, Lim Yu-Beng and Vivek Gomber.
The cast of The Truth (from left) Cynthia Lee MacQuarrie, Neo Swee Lin, Lim Yu-Beng and Vivek Gomber.PHOTO: SINGAPORE REPERTORY THEATRE

Kind lies can be better for relationships than honesty, say the cast of The Truth, a play about marital infidelity.

But in real life, they all admit they are terrible liars, though they do tell white lies for the sake of social harmony or not hurting another person's feelings.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2019, with the headline 'Telling a lie to be kind'. Print Edition | Subscribe