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For immediate release
Feb. 7, 2011

Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Tickets on sale for Ohio State Lima’s A Lie of the Mind

Tickets are now on sale for The Ohio State University at Lima’s production of A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard. Performances are at 8 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 24; Fri., Feb. 25; Sat., Feb. 26 and 2 p.m., Sun., Feb. 27, 2011, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall. Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $5 for students and $4 for seniors. This play is recommended for mature audiences only.

A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard involves two desperate families connected by the marriage of the son of one (Jake) to the daughter of the other (Beth). After a savage beating from Jake leaves her brain damaged, Beth goes off to live with her parents. Jake sends his brother, Frankie, to see if Beth is dead or alive, but Beth’s father mistakes Frankie for a poacher, shoots him in the leg and takes him prisoner. From this point forward, the tensions that motivate the two families grow increasingly disturbing and dangerous. Frankie falls in love with Beth and Jake’s possessive mother tries to keep him from regaining his wife. In the end, Jake loses his will and seeks order and meaning in the present by coming to terms with his haunting past.

Cast and Crew

Dr. Joe Brandesky (Professor).………………………………………………………………Producer and Director

Derryck Menard, Kenton……………………….……………………….Assistant Director and Stage Manager

Greg Owen (Assistant Professor).…………………Scenic Lighting Designer and Technical Director

Doug Raver……………………………………………………………………………………..Assistant Technical Director

Loo Brandesky……………………………………………………………………………………..…………Costume Designer

Eric Holycross, Lima……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Jake

Christine Strawn, Wapakoneta…………………………………………………………………………………………….Beth

Kris Magill, Piqua…………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………Baylor

Danita Lazenby, Bellefontaine…………………………………………………………………………………..…..Lorraine

Michael Wyngaert, Raymond………………………………………………………………………………………….……Mike

Zane Smith, Lima…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Frankie

Sarah Helton, Lima……………………………………………………………………………………………………………....Meg

Megan Schmitt, Coldwater…………………………………………………………………………………………………..Sally

Ohio State Lima’s production of A Lie of the Mind is performed by special permission of Dramatists Play Service, Inc. This play contains adult language and subject content. Seating is limited to 100 people per performance. To purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at (419) 995-8382.

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