THE YELLOW WALLPAPER Opens Tonight at WorkShop Theater Company
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?
These are the questions that are explored in THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, a one-woman play adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine from the classic, short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, directed by DeLisa M. White and starring Annalisa Loeffler in a Limited Engagement Special Event at WorkShop Theater Company, tonight, January 16-26 in the Jewel Box Theater, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor. Running time is approx. 75 minutes with no intermission.
First published in 1891 in New England Magazine, "The Yellow Wallpaper" is widely regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health, and tells the story of one woman's isolation, obsession, and descent into madness.
Greg Oliver Bodine (Playwright / Set & Sound Designer) was recently seen in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Freddie) and The Baltimore Waltz (Third Man) with Retro Productions. Other actor / writer credits include Johnny in his one-act, The Fatw? of Corpsman Johnny Jones (Semi-finalist, 2012 Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival) and Montresor / Alfred in his solo adaptation of two Edgar Allan Poe short stories, Poe, Times Two (2012 NYIT Award nominee for Outstanding Solo Performance). DeLisa M. White(Director) has directed One is the Road, Bloomingdale Road, Beat Chick and Greg Oliver Bodine's multiple NYIT award nominee Poe, Times Two for Workshop Theatre Company. She also directed the NYIT Award-winning Things at the Doorstep (2011 Best Solo Performance) inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's work. Annalisa Loeffler (Cast) includes among her favorite roles: Attica in Alligator Summer (Abingdon Theater); Gertrude in Hamlet (Boomerang Theater Company); Olivia in Twelfth Night, Natalya Petrovna in A Month in the Country(Theatre1010). Regional: Alabama, Colorado, Texas Shakespeare Festivals, roles including Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, Luciana in Comedy of Errors, Desdemona in Othello. Voiceover work most notably includes the"Harry Potter Pronunciation Guide" on Scholastic.com.
The Yellow Wallpaper Design Team and Crew include members of WorkShop Theater Company and guest artists:
Lighting Designer: Lauren Parrish
Set & Sound Designer: Greg Oliver Bodine
Stage Manager: Marly Leighton
Asst. Stage Manager: Laura Darrell
Artistic Associate: Anne Fizzard
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.
Admission: $18; $15-Students/Seniors. Tickets, cast & crew, dates, times, directions: www.workshoptheater.org.
About WorkShop Theater Company: WorkShop Theater Company's mission is to provide a creative home for a diverse group of playwrights, directors and actors. The WorkShop has developed hundreds of plays, among them Eddie Antar's New York Times Critic's Pick, Drama Desk nominated and NY Innovative Theatre Award-winning hit, The Navigator ("cruises in entertainingly high gear" -NY Times), Ken Jaworowski's Interchange, (NY TimesCritic's Pick) and Allan Knee's The Man Who Was Peter Pan, which became the Academy Award-nominated, Finding Neverland, produced by Nellie Bellflower and receiving an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay by David Magee, both of whom are WorkShop Theater Company alumni. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.