Wake Forest Theatre performs Sam Shepard’s ‘A Lie Of The Mind’ Feb. 20-24

A Lie of the MindWake Forest University Theatre will perform Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind” Feb. 20– 24 in the MainStage Theatre in Scales Fine Arts Center.

The drama tells the story of two families connected by a violent marriage who struggle to make sense of relationships that become increasingly disturbing and dangerous. Praised for its depth and humor, the play has won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award.

Cynthia Gendrich, assistant professor of theatre, will direct the Wake Forest production. Senior Mike Albanese is the sound director and Mary Wayne-Thomas, chair of the theatre department, is the costume designer. Frank Ludwig, assistant professor of theatre, designed the set and senior Susan Martin is the prop designer.

Carrie Wood, a student at the North Carolina School of the Arts, is the light designer.

The cast features Wake Forest students Melissa Jones, Meagan Hooper, Cambra Overend, Alison Delaney, Joey Mertes, Ryan Fries, Aaron Bokros and Lee Briggs.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20– 23 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students. They can be purchased at the door or by calling the Wake Forest Theatre Box Office at 336-758-5295. Reservations are encouraged.

For more information, visit the Wake Forest Theatre Department’s web site, www.wfu.edu/theatre.

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