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Jamie Vann and Shannon Hoag in A Lie of the Mind.

A Lie of the Mind

Photo credit: Chris Ocken

BY SAM SHEPARD

DIRECTED BY NIC DIMOND

Season 19

Mar 31, 2007–May 12, 2007

3829 N. Broadway

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.

Jeff Awards

Original Incidental Music, Gregor Mortis and Mikhail Fiksel

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

Cast

Janet Ulrich Brooks

as Lorraine

Anita Deely

Anita Deely

as Sally

Chris Hainsworth

as Mike

Shannon Hoag.

Shannon Hoag*

as Beth

Laurie Larson

as Meg

Jim Poole

as Baylor

John Henry Roberts.

John Henry Roberts*

as Frankie

Jamie Vann.

Jamie Vann*

as Jake

Creative Team

Sam Shepard
Author

Nic Dimond
Director

Kyle Hamman*
Assistant Director

Aly Renee Amidei*
Set Design

Seth Reinick
Light Design

Nikki Delhomme
Costume Design

Daniel Pellant
Props Design

Mikhail Fiksel
Music Director

Donald Cardiff
Musician

Miles Polaski
Musician

Kevin Richey
Musician

Noah Simon
Musician

Gregor Mortis
Sound Design

Dan Cook
Technical Direction

Abby Hartmann
Stage Manager

Kyle D. Hillman
Producer

Cortney Hurley
Production Manager

* Strawdog Theatre ensemble member