I went to this show because I saw a memorable play at the Fringe in the early 1990s and this production uses the same 19th century story (The Yellow Wallpaper) as inspiration.
I didn’t know or had forgotten that The Yellow Den features two of my favourite performers, Sarah Constible and Victoria Hill. A woman is confined in a room with yellow wallpaper “for her health,” and writes in a journal she keeps hidden under her mattress. The audience sits onstage within the room in which the woman is confined.
It’s an absorbing psychological thriller, and the two actors give compelling performances. I wish I could tell you who directed it, but I didn’t get a program and I couldn’t find any production information online.
Regardless, this is a tour de force that I was grateful to have seen.
Venue 1 — John Hirsch Mainstage