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Insanity of Mary Girard, The - Short Play, Drama

Insanity of Mary Girard, The

Lanie Robertson

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Short Play, Drama

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573622274

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 …

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Short Play

Drama

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Cutting Approved for Competition, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material

Bare Stage/Simple Set

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.
First produced at The Painted Bride Art Center by Theatre Center Philadelphia on July 4, 1976.
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3m, 4f

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Lanie Robertson

Lanie Robertson writes about iconic artists and the societal issues they faced in Nasty Little Secrets, Alfred Stiegletz Loves O’Keeffe, and Woman Before a Glass. His plays have been produced internationally and at the Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Delaware Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Festival d’Avignon, George Street Playhouse, Kennedy Center, Old Globe, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Playwrights ... view full profile

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Reviews
Courtney Kilmer 8/24/2016 9:40 PM
Shannon Greco 1/28/2016 10:01 AM
This show really only showcases one female. It doesn't give a good opportunity for character development of other roles.
Donna Carver 1/29/2014 11:12 AM
I've loved this play since I first saw a production of it many years ago. I'm so excited to finally have a group of kids who can perform it. And the students involved love it as much as I do!

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