A LIE OF THE MIND
by Sam Shepard
September 30, October 1, 2, 3, 4 @ 8:00PM
October 5 @ 2:00PM
First performed in December of 1985, this play is filled with enormous vitality and
humor. The story explores the destinies of two families, linked by marriage but set
apart by jealousies and distrust. The play won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award,
the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award. This landmark play received
some amazing reviews at the time of its origination. "...unforgettable." —Time Magazine.
"A LIE OF THE MIND is a mesmerizing, emotionally raw play that once again pulls the
view into Shepard's distinctive world of disturbed reality and hungry hearts." —Variety
"Sam Shepard is surely the only dramatist alive 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.
Steven is a junior BFA Music Theatre major and German minor from Skokie, IL. He has
served on several crews for previous McPherson shows, including A Shayna Maidel (light
hang electrician), Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert 2013: Sins (light hang electrician),
As You Like It (light hang electrician), and 9 to 5 (run crew). In the E. Melba Johnson
Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre, he appeared in Treasure (James Monroe). Steven was
Gangster #1 in The Drowsy Chaperone and has performed in scenes for the Directing
1 class and in Shringara Theatre Company's production of House of Sleeping Beauties
Alec is a junior BFA Acting major from Oakford, IL. Positions in McPherson include
for A Shayna Maidel (light hang electrician), 9 to 5 (light hang electrician), As
You Like It (fly crew head), and Faculty Choreographed Dance Crew 2013: Sins (light
hang electrician). As an actor, Alec appeared in A Class Act (Lehman Engel), scenes
for the Directing 1 class, and was cast in 24 Hour Theatre Festival and in Music Theatre
Society's production of Bloomer Girl (Hamilton Calhoun). He was also in Shringara
Theatre's production of Harvest (cyborg/agent). "Special thanks to my friends and
family for supporting and encouraging me during this process.
Alexa is a junior BFA Acting major from Bentonville, AR. She appeared in McPherson
Hay Fever (Clara), and has served on many crews in McPherson for A Shayna Maidel (wardrobe
crew), 9 to 5 (light hang electricians), and As You Like It (usher). In the E. Melba
Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory theatre, she served on wardrobe crew for Red Devils.
As an actor, Alexa has performed in Steel Magnolias (Truvy) and in the Directing I
class scenes. "Special thanks to Rob and Eva Eldridge, the most amazing, supportive,
and loving parents in the world. Without you I wouldn't be on this stage tonight.
An extra special thanks to my beautiful sister, Kayla. You inspire me every day to
touch others with my gift as you have with yours."
Entire Cast & Crew - A Lie of the Mind Program
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