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A Lie of the Mind – At the ANU Arts Centre

By johnboy - 20 March 2009 0

papermoon presents Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind

26 March to 4 April in the ANU Arts Centre Theatre 7.30pm

Tickets $25/$20 from Teatro Vivaldi, ph 6125 8009

Dinner/show packages available

From their announcement:

    papermoon is proud to present its first show for 2009, Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind. The most adventurous and large scale of Shepard’s so-called ‘family plays’, A Lie of the Mind is an epic exploration of physical, mental and emotional violence.

    Winner of the 1986 New York Drama Critics Circle Award, A Lie of the Mind movingly traces the lives of two families connected by the violent, abusive marriage of the son of one to the daughter of the other. papermoon’s new production of this American classic – the first in Canberra for some 20 years – is at once harrowing and hilarious, showcasing both Shepard’s lament for families in crisis and his dark, wild humour. Director Fiona Atkin, who is undertaking doctoral research on Shepard at the ANU, has realised the production with painstaking fidelity to the playwright’s vision.

    A Lie of the Mind brings together live music performed by a contingent of local country band, The Bluffhearts, and an ensemble cast of Canberra’s finest performers, including Micki Beckett, Liz Bradley, Soren Jensen, Hannah Ley, Duncan Ley, Samantha Sangston, Jarrad West and Ben Williams.

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