Madness or ghosts? In this audio drama adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s famous tale of a woman’s decent into madness while submitting to her doctor-husband’s “rest cure”, the themes emerge vibrantly that caused the original short story to be rediscovered and embraced by feminists and humanists alike in the 1970s. It’s powerful message retains its clearness and strength to this day. Recorded before a live audience at Baltimore Theatre Project on Halloween night, 2013.
Adapted and directed by Mark Redfield from the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Starring Mara Neimanis as The Wife, Mark Redfield as John. With Susan Stroupe as Jennie and Chris Pfingsten as Robert.
Sound design: David Crandall.
Audio Engineer: Bill Dickson.
Live Sound FX and Foley by Mike Moran and Rebecca Eastman.
Original Music and arrangements by Jennifer Rouse.