Fully Staged World Premiere
CoHo Productions presents
The Yellow Wallpaper
By Sue Mach
Conceived by Grace Carter
Directed by Philip Cuomo
Festival Dates: Jan 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 @ 7:30pm; Jan 24, 31 @ 2pm
Additional Run Dates: Jan 15, 16 @ 7:30pm; Jan 17 @ 2pm; Feb 4, 5, 6 @ 7:30pm
2257 NW Raleigh St.
Tickets: $28; $22.50 over 65/under 30; $17.50 Thrifty Thursday
Purchase tickets: cohoproductions.org|503-220-2646
The new expressionistic performance adaptation of The Yellow Wallpaper by Sue Mach and conceived by Grace Carter is based on the American short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The story follows Charlotte, a woman confined to a single bedroom for three months in 1890 – a “rest cure” for her postpartum depression. Isolated and under-stimulated, Charlotte turns to an interior world of imagination, obsessing on the room’s ghastly wallpaper, until a trapped woman appears to her in the pattern. This multi-disciplinary installation descends to Charlotte’s inner landscape, following her “mad” journey through constraint, to creativity, transformation and freedom. This world premiere co-production features performances by Grace Carter, Christy Bigelow and Chris Harder as part of CoHo’s 20th Season: Great Journeys in Small Spaces. “Mach’s plays, tackle dense social and political issues with the clarion voice of both a teacher and a formidable storyteller.” – Portland Monthly. “Gripping…defies dramatic conventions…tantalizingly elusive.” – The Oregonian of Carter’s 4.48 Psychosis.