Archive: A Lie of the Mind

April 30 - May 23, 2015

Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep.

At Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Anna Johnson

"It had me sucked in from the start
Brilliant performances"


"Clear-eyed, earthy and peppered with mordant wit"

Richmond Times-Dispatch

A Lie of the Mind

This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption.