How many times do you have to tell a lie before it becomes the truth? In, A Thousand Variations on a Lie Told Once, three grown daughters return to their childhood home to confront their mother and her new fiancé about the farewell letters that they believe their deceased father has left for them, but that twenty years later they still have not received. The daughters' burning drive to connect with the father they never truly knew prevents them from pursuing a relationship with the mother they have always known, but failed to understand. When the tension peaks and the daughters' accusations become too much for her, the mother convinces her fiancé to forge the missing goodbye letters. The youngest daughter eagerly clings to her long-anticipated letter and decides to move back home. The middle daughter receives the letter with anger, as she feels betrayed by her mother's insistence over the years that the letters did not exist. The oldest daughter recognizes that the letters are falsified and admits that she thinks that, in her childhood, she made up the fact that her dad promised them letters. In the course of one evening, alliances are formed and broken, as the family struggles to reconnect with their bittersweet past and separate the truth from the fantasy. Transcending the blunt verbal battles, the marred communication skills, the lost time, and the fractured memories is a deeper unbreakable connection, family.