Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind will be the Palisades High School fall drama and will play at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 3-5. Tickets are available at the door.
Set in Montana, the three-act play’s story alternates between two families after a severe incident of spousal abuse leaves all their lives altered until the final collision at an isolated cabin.
The two families, one composed of Baylor, Meg, Beth, and Mike, the other composed of Lorraine, Sally, Frankie, and Jake are connected by the marriage of Jake and Beth, whose beating and subsequent hospitalization at the hands of Jake initiates the beginning of the play.
Exploring family dysfunction and the nature of love, the play follows Jake as he searches for meaning after Beth, and her family, as they struggle with Beth’s brain damage.
The play was first staged at the off-Broadway Promenade Theater in December 1985.