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.
SYNOPSIS: 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.
This 75-minute solo adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's classic short story was first produced at Manhattan Theatre Source in March 2009 before it toured area libraries and colleges for Women's History Month. Annalisa Loeffler returns to NYC in this one-woman tour de force written by Greg Oliver Bodine and directed DeLisa M. White. Please join us!
Adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine
Directed by DeLisa M. White† (member SDC)
Featuring: Annalisa Loeffler* (member AEA)
Lighting Design by Lauren Parrish
Costume Design by Jeanette Aultz
Sound & Set Design by Greg Oliver Bodine
Stage Manager: Marly Leighton
Artistic Associate / Production Manager: Anne Fizzard
“More then a century after it was written, The Yellow Wallpaper continues to enthrall its readers, and I was delighted to bring this dynamic stage production of the short story to campus. Annalisa Loeffler is absolutely compelling in this absorbing portrait that delves into the tormented mind of a woman who is trapped in a world she cannot escape.”
--Dr. N. J. Stanley, Coordinator, Women’s & Gender Studies Program, Lycoming College, PA
About the Company: Workshop Theater Company
Now in its 13th season, the WorkShop Theater Company specializes in the development of new plays. The company also nurtures the talents of actors, playwrights and directors with the presentation of readings and workshops as well as fully staged plays, and musicals. The company’s two-theater complex on 36th Street includes the 65-seat main stage theater and the 35-seat Jewel Box theater. The award-winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND, began as the stage play “THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN” by ALLAN KNEE presented by the WorkShop Theater Company in 1998. The WorkShop has also presented premiere productions of the plays “Angel Wings” by Murray Schisgal (who is best known for “Luv” and the screenplay of Tootsie) and “1348” by Tom Dulack (author of the Off-Broadway hit “Breaking Legs”). For more information on the WorkShop Theater Company and their 2007 season lineup, please visit www.workshoptheater.org.
Thursday, Jan. 16 @ 7:30pm
Friday, Jan. 17 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan. 18 @ 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, Jan. 19 @ 3:00pm
Thursday, Jan. 23 @ 7:30pm
Friday, Jan. 24 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan. 25 @ 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, Jan. 26 @ 3:00pm.
Theater: WorkShop Theater Company's Jewel Box The
Address: 312 W. 36th St., 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Cost:Ticket prices: $18; $15-Students/Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111