A Lie of the Mind

by Sam Shepard

A Lie of the Mind is Sam Shepard’s poetic and emotionally complex portrayal of love, family dysfunction, betrayal, and the nature of memory and identity. Set in the American West, the play’s action alternates between the two families of Beth and Jake in the aftermath of an act of severe spousal abuse that leaves both characters grappling to repair their lives amidst the disintegration of their homes, families, and country. As the characters collide in search of their identities, we are driven to question our own relationships, our roles in the places we call home, and our dependence on the flawed and ephemeral qualities of memory.
You can read the script in electronic form through Yale's library system here: http://orbis.library.yale.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?searchId=442&recCount=50&recPointer=2&bibId=8956445
Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=yale
Contact the Show
at natalia.forbath@yale.edu
October 4 at 8:00pm
October 5 at 8:00pm
October 6 at 2:00pm
October 6 at 8:00pm
@ Yale Repertory Theater
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Production Staff
DirectorKate Heaney
ProducerNatalia Forbath
Stage ManagerJustine Appel
Technical DirectorDan Rathbone
Lighting DesignerShannon Csorny
Master ElectricianEmma Brennan-Wydra
Sound DesignerPatrick Cage
Set DesignerMaggie Ditre
Costume DesignerMonica Hannush
Props DesignerRebecca Miller
Projections DesignerJeffrey Star
Music ComposerNate Barnett
Sound EngineerKara Brower
Graphic DesignerAutumn Von Plinsky
DramaturgIrene Casey
Assistant ProducerKendrick Kirk
Assistant ProducerSamantha Lichtin
Assistant ProducerMeredith Redick
Assistant Stage ManagerJessica Hernandez
Assistant Stage ManagerSusan Yassky
Assistant Stage ManagerGabriella Heifetz
Assistant Stage ManagerKaty Osborn
Assistant Technical DirectorJeffrey Zhu
Assistant Technical DirectorAutumn Von Plinsky
Assistant Technical DirectorEmma Hills
Assistant Technical DirectorZeke Blackwell
Assistant Lighting DesignerCharles Lehman
Assistant Master ElectricianRaphael Leung
Assistant Costume DesignerJin Ai Yap
Assistant Props DesignerDanielle Trubow

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