Sam Shephard's "A Lie of the Mind"

Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind." He described "Lie of the Mind" as 'a love ballad... a little legend about love.' This 'little legend' was the winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as the best play of the year. Set against the backdrop of wild Montana and California, A Lie of the Mind paints a bleak and absurd portrait of two American families and their struggles with violence, fantasy and love. Shepard blends pathos and comedy to create characters that are at once intensely real yet typical in dimension. Sam Shepard has been described by New York Magazine as 'the greatest American playwright of his generation.'

A Lie of the Mind is directed by Jay Geller of Buffalo Grove with lighting by Rick Amundsen, costumes by Tish Lyons, both of Woodstock and stage managed by Katy McCord of Crystal Lake. The cast includes Pam Curtis of Woodstock, Wesley O'Connell and Andrew Iverson of Wonder Lake, Rachel Seivert, Maggie McCord, Bill Daniel, all of Crystal Lake, Mark Kuhlman of Algonquin, and Gwen Koehler of Prospect Heights.

Performed in Spring 2007 and directed by Jay Geller.

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two actors folding an American flag Mike (Wesley OConnell) threatening Jake (Bill Daniel). Actors as husband and wife

Lorraine (Gwen Koehler), Jake's (Bill Daniel) mother Mike (Wesley OConnell) with a shotgun, Beth (Rachel Seivert) Cast of A Lie of the Mind