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Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep Announced Cast and Production Team of Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind

Richmond, VA—Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep was pleased to announce the cast for its third and final production of the 2014-2015 Season, A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard. Shepard’s critically acclaimed A Lie of the Mind won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the New York Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. Director Anna Johnson collaborated with composer and musician Drew Perkins, who created an original score for this production. A live band, under Perkins’ direction, accompanied each performance.

A Lie of the Mind featured an ensemble cast of eight actors, including Landon Nagel, Tamara Johnson, Alexander Sapp, Maura Burroughs, Lauren Leinhaas-Cook, Michael Goodwin, McLean Jesse and Justin Sease. The design team included: Rich Mason (Scenic and Lighting), Lara Koplin (Scenic Artist), James Murphy (Properties and Set Dressing), Paul DiPasquale (Special Properties), Jesse Senechal (Sound Design), Janet Rogers (Dialect Coaching), and Joel Ernst (Master Carpenter). Chandler Jez stage managed.


A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard

April 30-May 23, 2015 , with two previews on April 30 and May 1)

Direction by Anna Johnson

Original Music and Score by Drew Perkins

Talk Back Sunday: May 10th after the 4 p.m. matinee

This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. A Lie of the Mind contains partial nudity. Parental discretion advised.

For single ticket information, contact www.virginiarep.org or call 282-2620.

About Cadence Theatre Company

The mission of Cadence Theatre Company (CTC) is to inspire and transform our community by presenting contemporary, award-winning plays and musicals that uplift the spirit, challenge the mind, and honor both our individuality and our shared humanity. Through a commitment to artistic excellence, Cadence fearlessly tells the stories of our lives as we live them now.

In pursuing our mission, CTC, in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre, presents a multi-show season that celebrates the work of the world’s most renowned playwrights and composers. CTC is dedicated to engaging ever-widening audiences and building community participation by sharing important, diverse themes and stories, and by presenting a variety of original educational programs that foster inclusion, empathy, and critical dialog across age, gender, and cultural ancestry.


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