Yellow Wallpaper

Based on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s notable short story, this production follows a woman — confined to one room on doctor’s orders to help ease her state of mind — as she tries to break free both mentally and physically.

Appealing to many schools of thought, the story has been hailed by feminists as a condemnation of sexism residing in the medical profession and also by psychotherapists who claim it to be a resounding account of the descent into madness. This story, however, is so much more than that; Gilman herself stated “the story was not intended to drive people crazy, but to save people from being driven crazy, and it worked.”

Originally produced locally in 2007 and toured internationally in 2008 to rave reviews, CORE re-staged this compelling story of a woman walking the line of sanity in late 2012.