Trinity Rep to present ‘A Lie of the Mind’

Rebecca Gibel, Trinity Rep resident company member that plays “Sally” in A Lie of the Mind, joined The Rhode Show to give the audience an idea of what this show will hold.

A Lie of the Mind is comprised of a nine person cast and is about two families connected by marriage but ripped apart by violence when a final abusive incident leaves Beth battered and brain damaged. As Beth learns to recover in her family home, Jake is determined to win her back, even if it means rejecting his family and journeying across the country.

Surprisingly, there is a lot of laughter within the audience as tragedy and comedy are placed next to each other. These real life experiences allow the American family audience to relate and connect with one another as the desire is to build hope within each others lives through failures and successes.

Directed by Brian Mertes, this new show is hitting the stage at Trinity Rep as it plans is to raise knowledge about domestic abuse. Trinty Rep is hosting a used cell phone drive as they have partnered with SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) and Sojourner House. Patrons are encouraged to bring a cell phone with them to donate when they attend the show.

The Providence Journal exclaims, “Stunning! The kind of show you don’t want to miss” and the RI Public Radio calls it, “”Super! A first rate production at a first rate theater.”

A Lie of the Mind will close out Trinity Rep’s 50th anniversary season. Subscriptions for next season are on sale now. Plays include Ivanov, Barefoot in the Park, Middletown, The Glass Menagerie, A Flea in her Ear, Melancholy Play: a new chamber musical. For tickets and more information, visit Trinity Rep’s website at or call the theater’s box office at 401-351-4242.

Philip Roebuck, composer and musician that performs live in the show every night performs one of his pieces off of his upcoming album The Alpine Butterfly.




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