“A Lie of the Mind” is a matter of the heart

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“A Lie of the Mind”

is a matter of the heart

By an award winning playwright

Do you remember the feeling of first love? Did you ache with longing? Do you want fall in love again? Come join the roller coaster ride of A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard at Binghamton University’s Watters Theater from Feb. 24-March 12! Witness the dynamics of two intertwined American families seen through the eyes of one of America’s greatest playwrights.

Winner of the NY Critics Circle, the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, A Lie of the Mind is one of Sam Shepard’s richest, most romantic and most penetrating plays.

As the play opens, Jake, blinded by jealousy and rage, believes he may have killed his wife. While Jake seeks refuge in the home of his widowed mother, his brother Frankie goes to investigate and soon finds himself caught in the confusing currents of revenge and longing. Called “a hilarious reverie about parents and children and husbands and wives set in the mythic wilderness of Americana,” A Lie of the Mind depicts two families shaken by sudden violence and their journey toward healing.

The eight-person ensemble cast, directed by Anne Brady, is composed of Binghamton University students: seniors Jeff Tagliaferro, Danielle Nigro, Eric Berger, Stephanie Herlihy and Stephanie Moreno, graduate student Tom Mackin and juniors Trey Santiago and Marisa Cartusciello.

A Lie of the Mind will be performed in Watters Theater in Binghamton University’s Fine Arts Building at: 8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25, and March 10 and 11; and at 2 p.m. March 12.

Ticket prices: $18, general; $16, alumni/faculty/senior/staff; $10, student

Purchase advance tickets at the Box Office in the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts or call 607-777-2787. Tickets available online (fees apply).

More information about the show, parking and the production is available online.

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