MDI Drama presents its one act competition offering for 2017, Lanie Robertson's thought provoking play
The Insanity of Mary Girard
Donations to benefit the Black Rose Fund to Renovate the Higgins-Demas Theater
Production Staff and Crew
The Tranquilizing Chair, invented by Dr. Benjamin Rush, is "a device used for 'excitable patients' who were insane or believed to be . . . with leather straps to bind the arms and legs of the person sitting in it" and
". . . a square wooden box that fits over the head." -- Lanie Robertson
The Insanity of Mary Girard contains mature subject matter.
Synopsis: "In 1790, Mary Girard is committed to an asylum. After Mary became pregnant by another man, her husband had her declared legally insane. Now, Mary sits in a chair as the "furies" dance around and impersonate people from her past. By the end of this haunting and highly theatrical piece, she has grown rather convincingly into her diagnosis."
The Insanity of Mary Girard was first produced at The Painted Bride Art Center by Theatre Center Philadelphia on July 4, 1976.
Rehearsal and Performance Calendar
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