“Love… its a disease that makes ya’ feel good. While it lasts. Then, when it’s gone, yer worse off than before you caught it.”
America. The great wide open.
Two families torn apart by more than one brutal marriage. Out of this bleak landscape emerges a human spirit that burns bright.
At heart a love story, this poetic and gritty play explores the ambivalence of family relationships, of love lost and found, against the backdrop of a macho American West.
Defibrillator’s production immerses you in Shepard’s world and features live music from acclaimed composer and musician James Marples.
The New York Times on A Lie of the Mind: “Mr. Shepard’s richest and most penetrating play, a 20th-century masterwork of a family portrait.”
What’s On Stage on The Hotel Plays by Tennessee Williams: “Defibrillator’s production is both intelligent and winningly unpretentious.”
“Extraordinary performances…go see”
“Powerful a bruising love poem”