A LIE OF THE MIND: Information Page

MAINSTAGE 2008 Results

Sharon Lynch received the Eric Hamber Award for outstanding and long-term contribution to Theatre B.C. The Terrace Little Theatre is elated in this recognition of Sharon's 43 years of service to community theatre.

Tim Keenan, Sound Designer and Musical Director for "A Lie of the Mind" accepted the award for Best Technical: Sound, for his and his band-mates contribution to this well-received play.

The cast and crew of "A Lie of the Mind" wishes to thank everyone who helped us to travel to Mainstage in Nanaimo and participate in what was an amazing week of theatre.

For more results, please visit Theatre BC.


"A Lie of the Mind" Mainstage Fundraisers.

The Terrace Little Theatre is going to the Provincial community theatre competition in Nanaimo and will be raising funds to help offset the travel costs.

Events:

* Band Fundraiser: Listen to music for and inspired by the play. June 13th 8PM at the McColl Playhouse. Tickets $10 at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel.
* Bottle Drive: June 21. Save your bottles! E-mail aweston@citywest.ca, or phone 635-2942 to arrange for pick up.
* June 27: Benefit Performance at the REM Lee Theatre - 7PM Terrace. Tickets $10 at Uniglobe or Cast & Crew
* June 28: Benefit Performance at Mt. Elizabeth Theatre - 7PM Kitimat. Tickets $10 from Cast & Crew. Local outlet TBA.


Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind"

April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 - May 1, 2, 3, 2008

8:00 p.m. McColl Playhouse

Tickets $15 at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel or at the door. Open seating.

Our season would not be complete without presenting this renowned drama by one of the 20th Century's finest playwrights.

This is an American drama by one of the world's finest playwrights, directed by Marianne Brorup Weston. It explores the role of love and violence in society through the dysfunction of two families in the mid west.

The production will feature a live band on stage, directed and lead by Tim Keenan. It is Terrace Little Theatre's festival 2008 entry to the Skeena Zone Drama Festival held at the REM Lee Theatre May 6-11th.

TLT's festival entry to the Skeena Zone Drama Festival 2008.

Want to learn more about this ambitious project? Check out the links below:

http://www.geocities.com/televisioncity/8827/lieofthemindrev.html
http://www.wfu.edu/theatre/archives/archives2001-02/liemind/lotmprog.html
http://www.stthomasu.ca/~hunt/reviews/liemind.htm
http://www.mala.bc.ca/~soules/shepard/lie.htm


Props Needed

Terrace Little Theatre director Marianne Weston is looking for a few items for her upcoming drama at the McColl Playhouse. The play, "A LIE OF THE MIND", is set in California and Montana in various locations.

The crew is searching for:

- a braided rug, not too large in muted colours (not pastels);
- a worn union suit size XL;
- 2 single mattresses that are shallow (as in not very deep/thick);
- a very large plaid or multi-striped blanket in muted colours (not pastel);
- 2 hunting vests & 1 pair XL hunting pants (not camouflage);
- various old model airplanes (will be destroyed);
- a beat-up worn cowboy hat in medium brown or tan (not too small).

If you have any of these items please call Marianne at 635-2942 or 635-4906 ext. 30.

Positions for sound operator and ASM are still open.


SEEKING CREW POSITIONS

Terrace Little Theatre's festival production is SEEKING CREW POSITIONS.

Are you highly organized? Love to control every little thing? Possess great people skills? Can problem solve on a moment's notice? Then STAGE MANAGER is the perfect job for you!

Do you have an interest in details? Do you know where to find things? Are you at home at flea markets, thrift stores and garage sales? Do you know what lurks in people's basements? Then PROPS COORDINATOR is the job for you!

Are you friends with all things electronic? Do you have an abnormal knowledge of sound systems? Do you possess split-second timing? Then SOUND OPERATOR is the job just waiting for you!

"A Lie of the Mind" has openings for these volunteer positions for its upcoming run in April and festival show in May. No experience is necessary - we can train you if you have the ability and commitment and time to join our dynamic ensemble.

Call Marianne at 635-2942 or 635-4906 extension 30 if you are interested.

Also, if you haven't completed and returned the Terrace Little Theatre Survey, please won't you take the time to assist us in presenting the types of shows you want to see. Deadline for submission is February 29th.


"A Lie of the Mind" has been Cast

Director Marianne Brorup Weston has chosen the cast for the Terrace Little Theatre's entry to the Skeena Zone Theatre Festival, a regional competition leading to the province's MAINSTAGE festival this summer in Nanaimo.

This year's choice is a hard-hitting drama, starring many of the Clubs' finest actors. "A Lie of the Mind" by Sam Shepard is TLT's third time featuring the Pulitzer-prize winning American playwright. Previous productions were directed by Daniel Barnswell - "Curse of the Starving Class" and "Buried Child".

Brorup Weston says she cut her teeth on Shepard and owes her success in theatre to the early mentorship she received from Barnswell, who cast her as a 14 year boy in 1989. She was also fortunate to be work-shopped by Janet Wright who played in the Canadian premiere of "A Lie of the Mind". Janet Wright pulls no punches. It was gloves off, get to work right now. "I learned more in those two days than the whole of my little theatre life up to that point" says Brorup Weston.

A Lie of the Mind includes Janine Hamming as Beth and Garnett Doell as Jake - locked in an abusive relationship. Their respective families battle it out on stage - Alan Weston and Sharon Lynch as Beth's parents Baylor and Meg and Patrick McIntyre as Beth's brother Mike. Jake's brother Frankie is played by Ryan Sergerie and his mother Lorraine and hard-nosed sister Sally by Ada Sarsiat and Sandy Watson.

While this is admittedly a serious topic, the play has fine moments of laughter. "It's a tragicomedy if done well" says its director.

Rehearsals start early in the New Year.

In the meantime, TLT fans are in for a special treat with the return of Norm Foster's comedy "Looking" at the Golf Course in late January.


Audition Call!!!

Terrace Little Theatre is calling for actors and crew for its upcoming festival spring production, Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind".

This is an American drama by one of the world's finest playwrights, directed by Marianne Brorup Weston. It explores the role of love and violence in society through the dysfunction of two families in the mid west.

The production will feature a live band on stage, directed and lead by Tim Keenan. It is Terrace Little Theatre's festival 2008 entry to the Skeena Zone Drama Festival held at the REM Lee Theatre May 6-11th.

Needed are 4 men and 4 women actors, ages 25 to 70.

Crew positions also available including:

- Stage Manager
- ASM
- Props
- Lighting Operator
- Front of House Manager
- Program Coordinator

Reading: December 11th @ 7:00 pm

Audition: December 17th & 18th @ 7:00 pm

McColl Playhouse 3625 Kalum Street.

Call Marianne at 635-4906 or 635-2942 for more info.