A Lie of the Mind
by Sam Shepard
“Love… its a disease that makes ya’ feel good. While it lasts. Then, when it’s gone, yer worse off than before you caught it.”
America. The great wide open.
Two families torn apart by more than one brutal marriage. Out of this bleak landscape emerges a human spirit that burns bright in its fight for salvation.
At heart a love story, this poetic and gritty play explores the ambivalence of family relationships, of love lost and found, against the backdrop of a macho American West. Humorous, dark and mystical A Lie of the Mind was written by Sam Shepard at the height of his powers.
In 2017, with a post-truth President in the White House, this play which charts the carnage that ensues from self-deception is as relevant now as when first performed in 1985.
“Mr. Shepard’s richest and most penetrating play, a 20th-century masterwork of a family portrait” The New York Times on A Lie of the Mind
“Defibrillator’s production is both intelligent and winningly unpretentious.” WhatsOnStage on The Hotel Plays at the Langham Hotel
Concession prices are available Mon-Thu and for all matinee performances.