The Country Duo had the honor of scoring the music for the Kansas City Actors Theatre's production of Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind," directed by Cinnamon Schultz with Music Direction by Jonathan Roberts. Tickets are on sale now for the play's three week run, BUT The Country Duo will only be present for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Sept. 16. We'll kick off opening night performance with a 30 minute set of live music before the play begins. Don't hesitate! This may be a sell-out show, performed on the City Stage at KC's historic Union Station. Get tickets HERE.
READ: INSIDE A LIE OF THE MIND PART TWO: SOUND DESIGN AND THE COUNTRY DUO
"Working intimately with musicians, structuring bridges between scenes, underscoring certain monologues, and developing musical “themes” to open and close the acts left me no doubt that this play needs music. Live music. Music with an American backbone…” -- Sam Shepard
Forrest Attaway, Hillary Clemens, Gary Neal Johnson, Merle Moores, Brian Paulette, Jan Rogge, Christina Schafer, and Jake Walker
This story of two families linked by an act of violence is marked by Shepard’s measured humor, heart, and steady eye in examining humanity’s potential for both compassion and destruction. This play’s first off-Broadway production in 1985 won both the Drama Desk Award and the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play and is generally considered to be among Shepard’s greatest works, and our starry cast of leading local talent will provide a showcase of tour-de- force performances.
“Shepard is arguably one of the greatest American playwrights of all time, and in my opinion A Lie of the Mind is his best, and it’s extremely personal writing. The story deserves eight gifted actors giving it their heart and soul. When you combine words that come from the heart with the dedication and talent we’ve assembled here, it would give any director goosebumps.”
– Cinnamon Schultz
Director of A Lie of the Mind