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Taffety Punk Theatre Co presents – La Salpêtrière, a new play reading
March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Taffety Punk Theatre Company
presents a staged reading of a new play
by Kelsey Mesa
directed by Danielle A. Drakes
March 25th, 2023 — 7:00pm
A 19th century hospital, La Salpêtrière, became famous as a center for the treatment of hysteria. Women were sometimes treated in demonstrations that were open to the public. Noted “treatments” included hypnosis and punching women in the uterus. Kelsey Mesa’s play follows a new inmate patient from her arrival in the hospital through the many absurd practices by its doctors, to her ultimate fight to reclaim her life.