|Written by||Sam Shepard|
|Directed by||Elizabeth Carlin-Metz|
ALie of the Mind depicts two families shaken by the tectonic violence lurking beneath the glittering waters of the collective national myths depicting the American Dream, The Family, and The Individual. With aching loss and nostalgia for an America more real in memory than the flesh and now destroyed by the trickle down economics of pragmatism, money, and power, Americans need and yearn for one another, but fail one another with such great regularity that only possession, mistrust, betrayal, and competition are the real economics between us. All we have, Shepard has said, is "ideas that don't speak to our inner self at all..."