A Lie of the Mind
Sam Shepherd, a mastermind of dark humor and powerful drama, out does himself with this story of two dysfunctional families joined by marriage in the American West, each trying to hold on to the ideal picture of stability without ever having experienced it. Jake believes he may have killed his wife, Beth, during a domestic dispute and, to calm his concerns, his brother Frankie attempts to get the real story by traveling to Beth’s family home in Montana. While he is relieved to see Beth alive, though severely injured from the incident, Frankie is suddenly entangled in a bizarre familial web of jealousy, love, and revenge. There are always two sides of the story, and sometimes, our minds prevent us from choosing the one of truth.
This production contains adult subject matter and strong language.
By Sam Shepard
Directed by Melissa Lusher
Campus Center Theatre
Individual Tickets $22
October 21, 7:30pm
October 22, 8:00pm
October 23, 8:00pm
October 29, 8:00pm
October 30, 8:00pm
Ticket Pricing & Policy
NEW Box Office Hours
The Otterbein Theatre Box Office is open TUESDAY-Friday from 12:00-4:00pm. Tickets can be reserved online, over the phone, or in person.
Contact the Box Office: 614.823.1109 or email@example.com
Individual Ticket Prices
Individual tickets for “The Heidi Chronicles” and “Something Rotten” will go on sale January 25.
- A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder: $30
- A Lie of the Mind: $22
- The Pajama Game: $30
- The Heidi Chronicles: $22
- Something Rotten: $30
All sales are final. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled performance.
Opening night performances begin at 7:30 pm.
Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.
All other regular performances begin at 8:00 pm.
The November 17 preview performance of Pajama Game will begin at 10:00 am.
Tickets for Otterbein Students, Faculty and Staff:
Academic Year Productions:
All Otterbein University full-time students receive FREE tickets to all mainstage theatre and dance productions during the academic year. Otterbein University faculty and staff receive FREE tickets for those within their households to all performances. Tickets can be reserved with a valid Cardinal Card at the Cowan Hall box office or by scanning the QR code found on production posters hanging throughout campus and completing the form. Tickets requested via the QR code will be emailed by the next business day of box office operation.
Do not use the online ticketing system for complimentary or reduced priced ticketing. Otterbein Students, Faculty, and Staff must reserve tickets in person with a valid Cardinal Card at the Theatre Box Office or via the QR code found on production posters. The Box office does not offer refunds or exchanges for individual ticket sales.
Otterbein Summer Theatre Productions:
Otterbein Students, Faculty, Staff receive FREE tickets to all Otterbein Summer Theatre productions.
Student Rush Tickets:
Discount tickets are offered for all performances one hour prior to curtain (pending availability) for those with a valid student ID. Please contact the box office for pricing.
COVID-19 Theater Protocols
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Otterbein University has followed the advice of public health officials to develop protocols in the best interest of the health and safety of our community.
This season, Otterbein Theatre & Dance will require all audience, crew, and staff members to be masked regardless of vaccination status.Our fully vaccinated cast of actors, as well as the wind players in the orchestra, will play their roles unmasked, allowing you to enjoy their performances to the fullest extent. This protocol aligns with the athletic season protocols of the Ohio Athletic Conference and NCAA.
Additionally, we will socially distance our audience throughout the fall semester by providing one seat of distance between each ticketed party.
Otterbein has taken great efforts to ensure that the fresh air exchange and circulation in our theater spaces meets or exceeds COVID recommendations and has installed MERV filtration and Ion purification in our HVAC system to provide maximum safety. Otterbein’s COVID-19 protocols are developed in consultation with Franklin County Public Health and OhioHealth (Otterbein’s campus healthcare provider) and adhere to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health.
Costume Rentals & Donations
Interested in Donating Clothing or Renting Costumes?
After reading the following information, all inquiries about costume rentals/donations should be directed to the Costume Shop Supervisor at (614) 823 – 1203.
We are happy to accept unique vintage items that fit the following criteria:
- Pre 1980’s fashions including furs, gowns, suits, and other stage-worthy items
- Fabrics/clothing are in good condition without dry-rot, mildew, moth damage, etc
- The clothing must be able to withstand excessive movement, such as running and dancing, without being damaged
- Adult-sized items. Women’s wear must have a minimum waist measurement of 26”
We do NOT accept the following:
- Children’s clothing
- Items that are too fragile/damaged to be worn by an active dancer/actor.
- Clothing from 1980’s to Current, unless the item is in very good condition and is unique.
- Domestic textiles such as linens, doilies, etc.
- Retail Halloween costumes or other disposable-quality items
Donations will become the property of the Otterbein Costume Shop and will be used in whatever manner the designers see fit, which may include altering the garment beyond recognition, destruction, disposal, or resale. We have a limited storage area and can only accept/keep items we are confident we can use.
If you desire a Gift In-Kind Form, please tell the Costume Shop Supervisor. You will need to send photos of the items and declare their value. We will determine if the valuation is appropriate and decide which items we will accept. We will then submit the donation information to Otterbein University administration. After the donation is approved and you have delivered the items, you’ll receive a donation letter for tax purposes from the University. This process may take a few weeks.
To schedule a donation drop-off or to begin the Gift in Kind process, contact the Costume Shop Supervisor.
The Otterbein Theatre & Dance costume shop provides rentals to theatrical productions for a fee. Please be aware of the following policies:
- We do not rent costumes to individuals or private events, we rent ONLY to theatrical productions.
- We do not loan shoes, hats, or jewelry.
- We generally do not have the time to pull for rentals, but we allow designers/costume coordinators to come and pull their own rentals.
- We will pull/ship costumes of a very specific nature or on a whole-show basis. Such as the matching dresses for How to Succeed or Guys & Dolls.
To schedule a donation drop-off or rental, please contact Costume Shop Supervisor at (614) 823-1203.