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The Yellow Wallpaper

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Confusing, Should be a solo, Good acting

About the show

This new multimedia staging of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s story provides an intimate look at a deteriorating mental state and a radical examination of destructive relationships between men and women. More…

From the show:

Confined to rest and separated from her new-born child, a woman struggles to come to terms with a mental health diagnosis. As she vacillates between self-assurance and doubt, the yellow wallpaper that decorates her room becomes an unusual source of comfort. A multimedia staging of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s searing indictment of the 19th century medical community provides an intimate look at a deteriorating mental state and a radical examination of destructive relationships between men and women.

1h 0m | Already closed | IRT Theater (West Village)

Member Reviews (5)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Confusing, Should be a solo, Good acting
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Avg Score

60
Ineffective, Ambitious, Disappointing, Evocative, Good acting

See it if u want to see a lofty, earnest attempt to adapt Gilman's classic feminist short story of an oppressed & depressed 19th C woman to the stage.

Don't see it if u hope for an adaptation that gets to the heart of CPG's character, finds her voice & fully reveals the desperation of the 19th C Everywoman

Also Unfortunately, the projections were not working at the performance I s... Read more Read less

65
Thought-provoking, Intense, Confusing, Clever

See it if Effort is there. Great idea to use the memoir. Nice look at mental health issues then and now.

Don't see it if Yellow wallpaper needs more "there on the screen." Too much dialogue lost................. Our confusion, no curtain call?

55
Exploratory use of multimedia, Should be a solo, Inert, Misses the mark, Ambitious

See it if into multimedia effects or literature adapted for stage. Probably less objectionable if you have no preconceptions. Brief!

Don't see it if you dislike too much prerecorded material. Good actors underchallenged. Doesn’t capture spirit/perspective of Gilman's writing.

Also Earnest but takes the text for granted. This adaptation subordinates t... Read more Read less

72
Safe, Anticlimactic, Thought-provoking, Delicate, Quiet

See it if You enjoy the short story or period pieces in general, you want to see some beautiful design elements, the piece has a grace you rarely see

Don't see it if You are expecting something daring or innovating, you are expecting raunchy downtown theatre, this piece has room for more danger

60
Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if a quiet, minimalist piece based on a short story about mental health. actors do well with the material they have in the setting

Don't see it if we didn’t get the video so not sure what that adds to it & if i can score properly. would have liked to see the yellow wallpaper honestly


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