Check Out These Stunning Photos from OUT LOUD Theatre’s New Show
Catch the theater's original adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper.
It’s a tale of a woman gone mad, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Now through July 9, Rhode Island’s own feminist theater troupe, OUT LOUD Theatre, tackles the incredibly powerful The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s late-nineteenth-century story that follows a woman with what we now know is postpartum depression — back then, it was just “temporary nervous depression; a slight hysterical tendency” — as she spirals alone in a room covered in dingy yellow wallpaper. A woman quieted by an authoritative man. No way!
OUT LOUD’s adaptation, directed by Kira Hawkridge with dramaturgy by David Nando Rodgers, stars company members Siobhan LaPorte-Cauley, Ottavia De Luca, Sarah Leach and Erika Rethorn. The leading actors will rotate roles — each will play “The Woman” and “The Wallpaper,” respectively — within four themed nights: ritual, light, color and escape.
Tickets are $20 for a single show and $50 for all four (purchase). Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll see, courtesy of Piquant Photo:
RITUAL: Siobhan LaPorte-Cauley as “The Woman,” Thursday nights
LIGHT: Ottavia De Luca as “The Woman,” Friday nights
COLOR: Sarah Leach as “The Woman,” Saturday nights
ESCAPE: Erika Rethorn as “The Woman,” Sunday nights