Written by Gary Graves World Premiere #47: A Central Works Method Play
Directed by Jan Zvaifler
Produced in: 2015
World Premiere #47: A Central Works Method Play
A classic of early American feminist literature, first published in 1892, Gilman’s haunting short story follows a Victorian woman’s descent into madness. Confined in the attic of an old, dilapidated mansion, as part of a “rest cure” prescribed by her husband, “Jane” begins to see strange forms creeping around behind the torn and ragged yellow wallpaper in the room.
“One of the finest, and strongest, tales of horror ever written. It may be a ghost story, worse yet, it may not.”
– Alan Ryan, Haunting Women
Original score & arrangements: Cybèle D’Ambrosio
Jane: Elena Wright*
Musician: Cybèle D’Ambrosio**
Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Lighting design: Gary Graves
Prop design: Debbie Shelley
Sound design: Gregory Scharpen
Stage manager: Vanessa Ramos
*member AEA, **member AFM
“Elena Wright is everything she needs to be as Jane…As with[Cybèle] D’Ambrosio’s performance on the violin, Wright’s work is best described as virtuosic.” – C. Kruger, theatrestorm
“carefully paced, beautifully layered and deeply compelling” – G. Heymont, myculturallandscape.com
“It’s the deft touches … that make The Yellow Wallpaper a treat” -A. Brinklow, EdgeMediaNetwork
“The Yellow Wallpaper is a heady, artful tale.” – E. Warnimont, Benicia Herald
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