Hailed as Sam Shepard’s most penetrating play, A Lie of the Mind was premiered in New York in 1985 and won a number of awards over the years. It is a tale about two families rocked by sudden violence, exploring post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and love relationship. Revealing post-war psychology and alienation within a family, the play is filled with enormous emotional power and absurdity.
Blinded by jealousy and rage, Jake believes he may have murdered his wife Beth. While Jake seeks refuge in his mother’s home, his brother Frankie goes to Beth’s place to investigate and finds himself caught up in the confusing currents of longing and revenge. A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard is a tale about two families rocked by sudden violence.
Playwright: Sam Shepard
Translator: Fredric Mao
Director: Terence Chang
Dramaturg : Michelana Lam
Set & Costume Designer: Cindy Ho Pui-shan
Co-Set Designer: Melissa Lai Ngai-ting
Co-Costume Designer: Katie Chow Tsz-wing
Lighting Designer: Denzel Yung Cheuk-lun
Sound Designer: Fung Chin-lung
Production Manager: Yellow Wong Ho-tung
Cast: Deng Zhenxuan, Fong Chun-man, He Yunchi, Hui Ka-ion, Yuen On-ting, Hui Yuet-sheung, Lam Yau-hin, Michelle Lo
All cast members are students of the School of Drama; members of the production team are students of the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts.
Photos by Cheung Wai-lok