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The Blue Slipper presents A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard
October 21 @ 8:00 am - November 20 @ 5:00 pm
The Blue Slipper Theatre in Livingston presents Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind, winner of the
New York Drama Critics Circle Award for the best play of the year in 1985. A Lie of the Mind is
an eight-character play involving two desperate families connected by the marriage of the son
of one to the daughter of the other. One family from Southern California and other from rural
Montana. At its heart, A Lie of the Mind is about how the fragile need between men and
women can devolve into dysfunction when their differences are exploited rather than
celebrated. How an act of violence splinters apart two families rendering them into their basest
forms. It offers an unforgettable example of Sam Shepard’s genius in creating characters who
are at once intensely, immediately real yet archetypal in dimension.
“Vibrant dialogue… mad, gutbucket humor… mythic resonance … Shepard is the great poet of
our theater.” Jack Kroll, Newsweek
“Sam Shepard is surely the only dramatist who could tell a story as sad and frightening as this
one and make such a funny play of it without ever skimping on its emotional depth.”
The New Yorker
Directed by Daniel Erickson, with a cast that includes Kate Britton, Jenna Ciralli, John Henry
Haseltine, Alex Miller, Mary Orr, Shanen Seale and BB Webb.
A Lie of the Mind runs November 10,11,12 and 17,18,19. Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and
Sundays at 3PM.