A LIE OF THE MIND

by Sam Shepard
directed by Nic Dimond
Season 19
March 31—May 12, 2007
Nic Dimond's careful direction of an outstanding cast nails Shepard's inimitably American poetry, backed by an impeccably modulated live band.
— Time Out Chicago
… the outstanding ensemble cast brings the play to life with a grim reality that enhances Shepard's precise, intelligent writing.
— Chicago Sun-Times
The production is typical Strawdog: nimble and razor-sharp.
— Daily Herald
… carefully styled performances make for an engaging, well-paced two hours.
— Chicago Reader
JEFF AWARDS RECOMMENDED

A masterpiece from the man New York Magazine calls "the greatest American playwright of his generation," Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind is a wild, heartbreaking, and often hilarious look at the things that make us hurt the people we love. Jealous rage triggers an appalling act of physical violence, sending shockwaves through the families of both the attacker and the victim, and bringing to the surface injuries, crimes, and desires long left buried.

Artistic Director Nic Dimond, director of our landmark production of Julius Caesar, matches the naturalist acting style that powered recent award-winning, ensemble-driven hits like Detective Story and Three Sisters to the live music that has also become a Strawdog signature to weave a compelling tapestry of the American West that is at once mythic and true.

cast
Janet Ulrich Brooks
Lorraine
Anita Deely
Sally
Chris Hainsworth
Mike
Laurie Larson
Meg
Jim Poole
Baylor
production
Author
Sam Shepard
Director
Nic Dimond
Assistant Director
Set Design
Light Design
Seth Reinick
Costume Design
Nikki Delhomme
Props Design
Daniel Pellant
Music Director
Musician
Donald Cardiff
Miles Polaski
Kevin Richey
Noah Simon
Sound Design
Technical Direction
Dan Cook
Stage Manager
Abby Hartmann
Producer
Kyle D. Hillman
Production Manager
Cortney Hurley
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Production photo by TCMcG Photography