Photo Flash: First Look at Lorelei Sturm and More in The Mill's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

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The Mill returns to Chicago with a new theatrical adaptation of the classic feminist short story The Yellow Wallpaper, written in the 1890s by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This modern adaptation by Lorelei Sturm features the poetic language of the literary work brought to life using innovative movement based staging. The Yellow Wallpaper opened yesterday, Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 3pm at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

The cast for The Yellow Wallpaper features Lorelei Sturm (The Woman) Ed Krystosek (John), and Daiva Bhandari (Jennie).

A woman suffering from postpartum depression is prescribed the "rest cure" by her physician husband. Forbidden from reading or writing and forced into stillness, she soon becomes overwhelmed by loneliness and boredom. Her isolation drives her further from reality, leading to an obsession with the eerie wallpaper that lines her oppressive walls. Her descent into madness pays homage to Gothic horror stories while tackling the complexities of postpartum depression. The story, set in a time when men had complete control over women's mental and physical health, reminds us that, in light of recent court decisions, we still have a long way to go for women to gain agency over their own bodies. This new adaptation is movement based and experimental in style allowing for the heightened theatricality that blends classic storytelling with exciting visual spectacle.

Jaclyn Biskup (Director) is a director and the founding Artistic Director of The Mill (fka Experimental Theatre Chicago.) The production staff also includes The Mill company members Jaclyn Biskup (Director), and Mary Ellen Reick (Stage Manager). Guest artists include Mike Durst (Lighting Design), Eleanor Kahn (Scenic Design), Steven Crissey (Costume Design), Alex Romberg (Sound Design), and Sarah Stec (Graphic Design).

Regular general admission tickets are $20. All students and senior tickets are $15 with ID. Groups of seven or more are $15 per ticket. Industry tickets are offered for $10 every Thursday. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets www.brownpapertickets.com, and Gold Star. For more information, visit www.TheMillTheatre.org.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Lorelei Sturm and More in The Mill's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
Daiva Bhandari as The Other Woman

Photo Flash: First Look at Lorelei Sturm and More in The Mill's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
Daiva Bhandari as The Other WomanDaiva Bhandari as The Other Woman

Photo Flash: First Look at Lorelei Sturm and More in The Mill's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
Daiva Bhandari as The Other Woman

Photo Flash: First Look at Lorelei Sturm and More in The Mill's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
Ed Krystosek as John and Lorelei Sturm as The Woman

Photo Flash: First Look at Lorelei Sturm and More in The Mill's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
Daiva Bhandari as The Other Woman, Ed Krystosek as John, Lorelei Sturm as The Woman

Photo Flash: First Look at Lorelei Sturm and More in The Mill's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
Lorelei Sturm as The Woman

Photo Flash: First Look at Lorelei Sturm and More in The Mill's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
Lorelei Sturm as The Woman, Ed Krystosek as John

Photo Flash: First Look at Lorelei Sturm and More in The Mill's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
Lorelei Sturm as The Woman

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