Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway

Last night, Thursday February 18, The New Group opened Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, directed by Ethan Hawke, as the second production in its 2009-2010 season. This production plays a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 20 at The New Group at Theatre Row. This production marks the first New York revival since the play's 1985 award-winning debut.

In A Lie of the Mind, blinded by jealousy and rage, Jake believes he may have murdered his wife. While Jake seeks refuge in the home of his unstable mother, his brother Frankie goes to investigate and soon finds himself caught in the confusing currents of revenge and longing. A Lie of the Mind, noted by Shepard as "a love ballad, a little legend about love," depicts two families shaken by sudden violence.

A Lie of the Mind features Keith Carradine (B'way: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; TV: "Dollhouse"), Josh Hamilton (at The New Group: Hurlyburly, Things We Want), Marin Ireland (B'way: After Miss Julie, reasons to be pretty - Tony® nomination), Laurie Metcalf (B'way: November - Tony nomination; Film: Toy Story 3), Alessandro Nivola (Film: Mansfield Park, Face/Off), Maggie Siff (Off-B'way: Or, TV: "Sons of Anarchy"), Frank Whaley (Film: Pulp Fiction, Swimming with Sharks) and Karen Young (Off-B'way: A Lie of the Mind - original cast; TV: "The Sopranos").

Set Design is by Derek McLane, Costume Design is by Catherine Zuber, Lighting Design is by Jeff Croiter, and Sound Design is by Shane Rettig. This production features Original music composed and performed by Shelby and Latham Gaines

A Lie of the Mind plays at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) as follows: Monday @ 8:00 PM, Tuesday @ 7:00 PM, Wednesday - Saturday @ 8:00 PM, with a matinee on Saturday @ 2:00 PM.

Tickets may be arranged through Ticket Central at www.ticketcentral.com or (212) 279-4200, or at the Theatre Row Box Office (12:00-8:00 PM daily). Tickets are $60.00 plus $1.25 restoration fee.
For more information, visit www.thenewgroup.org.

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Pablo Schreiber

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Parker Posey

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Grant Shaud

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Bobby Canavale

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Laurie Metcalf

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Marin Ireland

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Karen Young

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Laurie Metcalf

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Alessandro Nivola & Emily Mortimer

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Karen Young

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
David Cale

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Keith Carradine

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Ethan Hawke and Scott Elliott, Artistic Director of The New Group

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Frank Whaley, Allessandro Nivola, Marin Ireland, Josh Hamilton, Maggie Siff, Ethan Hawke, and Karen Young

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Peter Dinklage

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Grant Shaud

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Emily Mortimer

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Emily Mortimer

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Bobby Canavale

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Jill Clayburgh

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Keith Powell

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Karen Young

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Producer Jason Blum and Playwright Jonathan Marc Sherman

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Alessandro Nivol

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Maggie Siff

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Catalina Sandino-Moreno

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Keith Carradine

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Maggie Siff

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Composers Shelby Gaines and Latham Gaines

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Tate Donovan

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Marin Ireland

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Maggie Siff

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Frank Whaley, Allessandro Nivola, Marin Ireland, Josh Hamilton, Maggie Siff, Ethan Hawke, and Karen Young

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway
Keith Carradine

Photo Coverage: A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Off-Broadway

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At a young age Monica Simoes became a fan of the stage forever. She always dreamt of being a part of theatrical magic. However, those dreams seemed thwarted by her inability to carry a note and her two left feet. Yet, that minor speed bump didn't stop her. She has melded her passion for theatre and her photographic skill to capture the essence of Broadway. Monica is currently a student at Parsons the New School for Design. She hopes to continue enjoying all that Broadway has to offer through the viewfinder of her camera.