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Taffety Punk presents “La Salpêtrière”
September 28, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - October 14, 2023 @ 9:30 pm
A World Premiere play by Kelsey Mesa
A 19th century hospital, La Salpêtrière, became famous as a center for the treatment of hysteria. Women were sometimes “treated” in degrading demonstrations that were open to the public. In Kelsey Mesa’s stunning new play, we follow new patient Yvette from her mysterious arrival in the hospital, through the many degrading practices by its doctor, to her ultimate fight to reclaim her life. La Salpêtrière is a story as uplifting as it is heartbreaking. It mines humor from the absurd realities of the past to deliver a magnificent tale of inspiration for all.
Wed through Sat
from Sep 28 — Oct 14
Half Price Previews on Sep 28 and 29
one matinee on Oct 7
a special “industry night” show on Oct 9
Tickets available at www.taffetypunk.com
Fabiolla da Silva, Yihong Chen, Kimberly Gilbert and Danny Puente Cackley
Directed by Danielle Drakes