A Lie of the Mind


by Sam Shepard

May 3 – May 21

Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind is a play filled with enormous vitality, and humor. Prior to the play’s opening, the action is set in motion by a severe domestic beating that leaves Beth, a young wife, brain damaged; at the hands of her husband Jake. The story is one of shifting focus between the two families – that of the victim and that of the abuser – as we experience how family members cope with the aftermath of Beth’s injury. This is a play that does not shy away from taking a gritty look at an issue all too commonly ignored.

“Creative use of the small space….With the focus on acting he [director David MacPherson] solicited strong moments from the company…  For anyone who admires Sam Shepard’s plays… this is a wonderful chance…” Monica Prendergast, CBC Radio

Anyone who has ever loved or lived in a family will understand the primordial tug to the heart of ties that entwine and cannot be loosed…   A Lie of The Mind is rich and rewarding theatre—with an excellent script and direction, experienced actors and a devotion to the moment.”
Janis Lacouvee – I Have My Own Life to Live  – For full review

Directed by David Macpherson
Acted by (alphabetically): Melissa Blank, Elizabeth Brimacombe, Chris Gabel, Sarah Heyman, Wendy Magahay, David MacPherson, Mark Marquette, and Evan Roberts.

Preview: May 3-8pm
8pm shows: May 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21
2pm shows: May 7, 14, 21

Reservations and Ticket Sales

Through TICKET ROCKET:  ticketrocket.co or   250-590-6291 (price will include a $2.50 surcharge).

Directly through THEATRE INCONNU: Phone (250) 360-0234  or  by  Email.

Complimentary tickets, special needs seating, and subscribers: need to reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu.

Ticket prices: $14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
May 3 preview is $7
Wednesday, May 11 is Pay-What-You-Wish admissi

Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre). For parking we suggest the side streets west of Fernwood Road as these do not have parking restriction signs.

We are wheelchair accessible.

LIE 4-1

Even Roberts, Melissa Blank, Elizabeth Brimacombe, Mark Marquette