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Taffety Punk Theatre Co presents – La Salpêtrière, a new play reading

March 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Taffety Punk Theatre Company

presents a staged reading of a new play

La Salpêtrière

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.


March 25, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm