In A Life of the Mind, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard depicts the aftermath of a romance torn apart by spousal abuse and the war that breaks out between two families. A Lie of the Mind depicts the many ways that the mind protects the heart.
Sam Shepard, who boasts a long standing reputation as one of America's foremost playwrights, begin his career in the 1960's and has spent many successful seasons with off-off-Broadway groups such as La Mama and Caffe Cino and the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. In 1979 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Buried Child, and in 1984 he gained an Oscar nomination for his part as Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff. Other plays include La Turista (1967), Mad Dog Blues (1971), The Tooth of Crime (1972), True West (1980), Simpatico (1993) and Eyes for Consuela (1998). In 1986 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 1992 he received the Gold Medal for Drama from the Academy. In 1994 he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame
This production is directed by Mac Lower, and runs from October 29-November 14. Visit www.secondthoughttheatre.com for a full performance schedule.
Seating is general admission and tickets, which are $15, can be purchased by calling 1-800-838-3006 or visiting brownpapertickets.com.
Second Thought Theatre seeks to capture the moment of creation between artist and audience. Dedicated to ensemble productions that explore challenging and dramatic works from the canon of theatrical literature, they strive to enlighten and entertain audiences by pushing the boundaries of human thought and emotion. Old works done in new ways, new works done in old ways. Everything is possible when you take a second thought. For more information visit www.secondthoughttheatre.com.