In 1885, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a vibrant young woman and dedicated author, was brought to her knees by marriage, a well-meaning husband, and a questionable "cure." Relying on blind faith, instinct, and courage, she willed herself back to health. Perhaps the single element most vital to her recovery was the writing of her brilliant The Yellow Wall-Paper, published in 1892. Turning autobiography to fiction, she penned (observed editor William Dean Howells) a story "to freeze our young blood." The Yellow Wallpaper continues to chill today's readers, dazzling feminists and historians, mystery- and horror-story enthusiasts alike, with its wit, suspense, and superlative style.
Michèle LaRue stars in this solo show, directed and adapted by Warren Kliewer. The production was developed for and touring under the auspices of The East Lynne Company, N.J.
Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16 at 9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22 at Noon
Part of Double Helix Theatre Company's One Festival.