News Release| Department of Music, Theatre and Dance; Cal State L.A.

CSULA curtains go up for ‘A Lie of the Mind’

Sam Shepard’s play takes center stage Nov. 1-4

What & Who:  The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Cal State L.A. presents Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind.” Directed by Professor Meredith Greenburg, the play alternates between two fractured families as they cope with the severe beating of the character, Beth, by her husband Jake, which leaves her brain damaged.

                          Entangled in dysfunction, both families challenge the meaning of love as Beth and Jake endeavor to find themselves again and to finally break free from the never-ending cycle of violence and abuse.

When:               Nov. 1-4, 2012.

                          Showtimes: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2 p.m.  

Where:              Intimate Theatre at the Luckman on the CSULA campus. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways.  (Campus and parking maps: www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/cslamap.php)  

Credits:            The scenic design is by guest artist Matt Scarpino, lighting design is by CSULA Professor Anne E. McMills, and costume design is by CSULA Professor Shiz Herrera.

                          The cast includes CSULA students Kristen Bailey, Jeanette Franco, Josue Fraticelli, Ramon Garcia, Adam Macias, Montica Pes, Whitney Tenney, and Kyle Ybarrolaza. Other CSULA students involved in the play include dramaturg Lauren Blair, stage manager Jennifer Castillo, assistant stage manager Le’Ana Hill, voice/dialect coach Cynthia DeCure, and assistant lighting designer Jessica Morataya.

Info:                  Tickets: $12 general; $8, students/seniors. For tickets or more details, call the College of Arts and Letters hotline at (323) 343-4060.               

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