Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The Yellow Wallpaper
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
a new one-woman play
adapted from the classic short story
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine
Directed by DeLisa M. White
Starring: Annalisa Loeffler
What if the one person who has vowed to love you… for better or for worse… in sickness and in health… took you away… from everyone that you cherish? From everything that sustains you? In essence, the sum of yourself. Where would you go? What would you do?
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER tells the shocking story of one woman’s isolation, obsession, and descent into madness.
The Story: New England, 1891. Jane, a sensitive and imaginative woman, finds herself sequestered on a remote estate that her husband, a physician, has rented for the summer. She is forbidden to write, and must hide her journal entries as she recuperates from what he has diagnosed as a "temporary nervous depression” following the birth of their baby. Without anything or anyone to stimulate her, Jane becomes obsessed by the wallpaper in her bedroom as the effect of her domestic oppression and stifled creativity begins to take a toll on her sanity.
Costume Design by Jeanette Aultz Look
Lighting Design by Lauren Parrish
Asst. Director / ASM: Jenny Rosenbluth
Stage Manager: Laura Schlachtmeyer
Limited engagement: 2 performances only!
Monday & Tuesday
March 23-24 at 8:00pm
Reservations: (212) 501.4751
Note: Due to stage configuration late comers will not be seated.