‘A Lie of the Mind’ is a dark drama by Pulitzer-prize winning American playwright Sam Shepard. Told in three acts set in the gritty American west, the story alternates between two families after a severe incident of spousal abuse leaves all their lives altered until the final collision at an isolated cabin. The two families, one composed of Baylor, Meg, Beth, and Mike, the other composed of Lorraine, Sally, Frankie, and Jake are connected by the marriage of Jake and Beth, whose beating and subsequent hospitalization at the hands of Jake initiates the beginning of the play. Exploring family dysfunction and the nature of love, the play follows Jake as he searches for meaning after Beth, and her family, as they struggle with Beth’s brain damage.
The season will run at the Midland Junction Arts Centre on June 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and July 1st and 2nd. There is a chance of an extended season at an alternate venue for the follow week.
Start Date: 2011-06-22
End Date: 2011-07-02