UCT Drama Department's student season begins at the Little Theatre on Saturday 1 March with the Sam Shepard classic, A Lie of the Mind.
It is the first of six plays that Chris Weare will be directing this year before his retirement in December, after 33 years' service to the university.
Poignant, thought-provoking, but also extremely humorous, Lie of the Mind explores the American family, only to discover it is an institution in decline.
Weare is no stranger to Shepard's works, having staged the successful productions of Shepard's Cowboy Mouth and Buried Child for the Cape Town-based theatre collective, The Mechanicals. This time around he has assembled a strong cast of final-year students to portray some of Shepard's most fascinating and flawed characters.
Winner of the 1986 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best play of the year, a 2010 revival, directed by Ethan Hawke, was also well-received with five Lucille Lortel Award nominations, including Outstanding Revival and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director.
(A Lie of the Mind has a short season from 1 March to 8 March 2014.)
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