Feb. 7, 2011
Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284
Tickets on sale for Ohio State Limas A Lie of the Mind
Tickets are now on sale for The Ohio State University at Limas 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 Beths 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 Jakes 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 Limas 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.