Bug Theatre's A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Tonight
The Bug Theatre will present A Lie of the Mind. Performances will be May 2 through May 31 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM. There will also be two Sunday performances on May 18 and 25 at 6:30 PM and one pay-what-you-can industry night on Monday, May 19. Performances will be at The Bug Theatre: 3654 Navajo Street in Denver and tickets are available online at www.bugtheatre.org or (303) 477-5977.
Told in three acts set in the gritty American West, the story alternates between two families after a severe incident of spousal abuse leaves all their lives altered. 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.
Featuring: Haley Johnson as Beth, Darcy Kennedy as Meg, Dell Domnik as Baylor, Sam Gilstrap as Mike, Chris Bleau as Jake, Libby Rife as Lorraine, Paul Jaquith as Frankie, Mary Kay Riley as Sally.
When it premiered in 1986, A Lie of the Mind won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. The 2010 revival was also nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival.