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Student Leads "A Lie of the Mind" Theater Production
Posted 03/29/2017 08:52AM

Student Leadership, Performing Arts and Community Service

Under the leadership of Chase Collegiate senior, Jonnie Leszyczynski, members of the school’s Highlander Theater Company begin a three day run of Pulitzer prize winning dramatist, Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind. The drama involves two desperate families connected by the marriage of the son of one (Jake) to the daughter of the other (Beth). As the play begins Beth, brain-damaged from a savage beating that Jake has given her, is being tended by her parents, Baylor and Meg. Jake sends his brother, Frankie, to Montana to see if she is dead or alive, but Beth's father, mistaking Frankie for a poacher, shoots him in the leg and takes him prisoner. Thereafter the tensions and enmities that motivate the two families grow increasingly disturbing and dangerous.

poster designed by Sydney Wyatt '17

Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award. A landmark play which, in the words of the New York Times, "…is the unmistakable expression of a major writer nearing the height of his powers." Filled with enormous vitality, and humor, the play explores the destinies of two families, linked by marriage but set apart by jealousies and distrust, to probe into the human heart and the destructiveness which it can engender. "

Leszyczynski's project also featured an in-school speaker, organized by classmate Veronica Johnson '18. The young speaker from Safe Haven recounted her experience with domestic violence and discussed Safe Haven’s ability to aid. 

Show dates are March 31 at 7pm, April 1 at 7 and April 2 at 2pm.

There is a ten dollar admission at the door, and additional donations accepted.

During the week of the performances, the Upper School is also holding a toiletry drive to assist Safe Haven clients. Toiletries may be brought to the school during the week and to the performances. Items include: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, disposable diapers, cleaning supplies, and new underwear and socks for women and children.

 All ticket sales will go towards a donation to Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury.


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