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After pushing audiences to the edge of their seats with raw acting and bold storytelling for four seasons (BLACK BIRD, ORANGE FLOWER WATER, THE ADVENTURES OF BUTT BOY AND TIGGER), The Elm Theatre Presents its 5th Season opener at Mid City Theatre:
Sam Shepard’s award winning play, "A LIE OF THE MIND"
"A LIE OF THE MIND " is the winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award. It is a landmark play, which according to the New York Times, "…is the unmistakable expression of a major writer nearing the
height of his powers."
Both heartbreaking and humorous, the story explores the destinies of two families, linked by marriage but set apart by jealousies and distrust, to venture into the human heart and take on the destructiveness it can cause. "A LIE OF THE MIND" offers a raw yet surprisingly hopeful take on the possibility of picking up the pieces of the fractured American landscape that Shepard has chronicled throughout his career. On the surface, it is a shattering tale of domestic violence. However, the play is more fully a story of the mental anguish family members inflict upon one another, pulling back the curtain on identity and gender, and
delving into the male and female facets that coexist in both sexes.
The production will be directed by The Elm Theatre’s Associate
Artistic Director, Joseph Furnari, and feature two of the company's
ensemble members: Garrett Prejean (Jake) and Becca Chapman (Beth);
along with several other successful local actors: Roger Magendie (Baylor),
Morrey McElroy (Meg), Kristin Samuelson (Lorraine), Andrew Vaught (Mike), Kate Kuen (Sally) and Joel Derby (Frankie)
ALL SHOW TIMES: 7:30PM
Mid City Theatre at 3540 Toulouse St. -- between N. Cortez and N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy, just behind the American Can Company...Parking all around the building is free and the Theatre Entrance is on the Lake Side of the Building...Call 504.488.1460 for more information.
Night of the show: Box office opens at 6:30pm, doors to theatre open at 7:15 pm and it is general seating...but VIP, reserved seating is available by phone.
When & Where
Mid City Theatre
We've been a live theatre in New Orleans for a few wonderful years...we've lost our lease and have closed. Watch for us in the future and, in the meantime, if you know of a speace with parking that might suit us, please contact FredNuccio@yahoo.com...I will miss you all so much. Thanks for the untiring support of live theatre - hope to see you soon, Su Gonczy!