Sept. 11, 2014
The Illinois Wesleyan School of Theatre Arts will present Sam Shepard’s portrait of an American family, A Lie of the Mind Sept. 30-Oct. 5.
The play explores dysfunctional structure through the story of two families who are connected through marriage but torn apart by distrust, jealousies and tragedy. First performed in December of 1985, the play won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award.
“A Lie of the Mind takes a penetrating look at the veneer of sanity that we fancy ourselves living by and reveals the realities that just lie beneath them,” said director Tom Quinn, associate professor of theatre arts.
Performances will take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the McPherson Theatre on campus. Tickets are $12 for Friday and Saturday performances and $10 on other days, and are available for purchase at the McPherson Theatre Box Office at (309) 556-3232.
Cast members include: Forrest Loeffler ’16 of Lexington, Ky. (Baylor), Nick Castellanos ’15 of Island Lake, Ill. (Frankie), Steven Czajkowski ’16 of Skokie, Ill. (Jake), Alec Sutton ’16 of Oakford, Ill. (Mike), Casey Cudmore ’15 of Lilburn, Ga. (Meg), Shen Yee Choong ’16 of Kedah, Malaysia (Beth), Debra Madans ’15 of Glenview, Ill. (Sally) and Alexa Eldridge ’16 of Bentonville, Ark. (Lorraine).
By Danielle Kamp ’15