In Dialogue Series: A Lie of the Mind
Profile Theatre rounds out a season of Sam Shepard featuring two contemporary plays grappling with themes of family, dysfunction, and love set in gritty Western landscapes along with works not showing on the main stageby the playwright. In Dialogue Series includes staged readings of Amy Claussen’s Hungry, Edith Freni’s Buena Vista, as well as Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind.
A Lie of the Mind is about families in meltdown and Sam Shepard gives us plenty of fallout to watch unravel. The marriage of Jake and Beth breaks apart dramatically after a severe incident of spousal abuse and the couple retreat to their respective families. The dysfunction and confusion only heighten as Jake searches for meaning in the wake of Beth’s brain damage. This play displays Shepard’s writing prowess at it’s most poetic and it will be read by members of Third Rail Repertory Theatre.