"The truth is a concept made by people who couldn't lie so well," proclaims Alan Wilson (Chris Thomas) in "Mountains," at the Colony Studio Theatre. In theory, this comedy-drama attempts to explore the gray areas of love and life, and the audience, as the jury, is supposed to dig for the truth. Yet for all the amusing and slick dialogue and intricate but smoothly handled flashback scenes, Rick Garman's new play is more comedy than drama, light food for little thought in this handsome production.
Alan has admitted helping his AIDS-afflicted lover, best-selling novelist Corey Daniels (Jack Armstrong), to commit suicide when Corey's problems crossed the line of acceptability. The assistant D.A., the hissable Pritchett Monroe III (Tim O'Hare), hopes this high-profile murder case will give him a career boost, but his girlfriend and assistant, Amanda (Stacey Scotte), has nagging doubts that eventually extend to Pritchett himself. Complications involve Corey's ex-wife Elaine (Susan Savage) and Elaine's former therapist and Alan's best friend, radio psychologist Alison McCray (Ursula Martin).