New York City
Ward 9 is set to an all-Beethoven score. It is an exhilarating, tragicomical story told entirely through dance. Committed to this mythic asylum are history’s most notoriously insane artists and intellectuals, including: Vincent van Gogh, Howard Hughes, Vivien Leigh, Bobby Fischer, Sylvia Plath, Ludwig van Beethoven and Vaslav Nijinsky! See what happens when they clash with the Head Nurse as she attempts to “cure” them of their creative madness. But will she do more harm than good? Is their madness the key to their genius? Straitjackets, padded rooms, and electric shock treatment are the orders of the day. Strap yourself in and get committed, because it’s medication time on WARD 9!