Knox College presents “A Lie of the Mind”

From The Register-Mail:
The Knox College Department of Theatre and Dance presents “A Lie of the Mind,” by Sam Shepard, at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and Knox College alumni, and free to all Knox students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available at the door one hour before each performance, or by making advance reservations at 341-7472.

“Shepard has described his play as ‘a love ballad, a little legend about love,’ ” said director Elizabeth Carlin-Metz, professor of theater. “I believe that it also delivers a message that our yearning for security through wealth and power leads to a social economics of competition, possession, mistrust and betrayal. Shepard presents his characters and stories as challenges to the audience and the actors alike, inviting them to throw off passivity and to feel deeply. Perhaps then we can reconnect with our inner selves and the sources of our own myths.

The student cast features Christopher Bakka as Frankie, Kathleen Donoghue as Sally, Joey Firman as Jake, Mya Kahler as Beth, Kate LaRose as Meg, Nellie Ognacevic as Lorraine, Keegan Siebken as Mike and Jimmy Thorton as Baylor.