"Emily Mann is one of our most urgently engaging, provocative and significant American playwrights."--Joyce Carol Oates. "Elizabeth Packard emerges as a vibrant, passionate force of nature."--The New York Times. Illinois, 1861: Without proof of insanity, Elizabeth Packard is committed by her husband to an asylum. Based on historical events, Emily Mann's play tells of one woman's struggle to right a system gone wrong in this winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award.