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Staged Reading: “Yellow Wallpaper 2.0 2020”

August 19, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - August 20, 2023 @ 2:00 pm



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We are proud to present the premiere of the play Yellow Wallpaper 2.0 2020, which was developed at Tao House by LA Playwright Jennifer Maisel, EONF artist-in-residence fellow. Performances will be held at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Danville.

Yellow Wallpaper 2.0 2020 by Jennifer Maisel

Directed by Chloe Bronzan

Sat Aug 19 7:30 (including play discussion at 4pm)

Sun Aug 20 2:00 pm

Veteran’s Memorial Building, Danville, 400 Hartz Ave. map it



Sat Aug 19 4:00 pm Join us for a FREE discussion of Gilman’s short story The Yellow Wallpaper at the Veterans Memorial Building, Danville, 400 Hartz Ave. Learn about the original story, then have dinner at one of the many downtown restaurants, and return to enjoy the evening performance at the Vets Hall!

Read the original play HERE

Read Dramaturg Beth Wynstra’s notes on the play HERE 


No paper tickets will be issued for “Yellow Wallpaper 2.0 2020”. Your name/s will appear on a check-in list at the Veterans Memorial Building. Tickets are non-refundable.

Join us for two MUST SEE performances (Aug 19 and 20) of a staged reading of a new play, Yellow Wallpaper 2.0 2020, by Jennifer Maisel, a participant in the Eugene O’Neill Foundation’s Travis Bogard Artist in Residence program. Maisel offers a modern meditation on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1892 short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” about a Victorian housewife driven to insanity when her physician husband prescribes isolation in an upstairs nursery as a treatment for her “nervous depression.” Maisel’s protagonist is a professor trying to pen an essay about Perkins Gilman while enduring a 21st-century version of isolation in COVID lockdown…  Listen to Jennifer discuss the process.