"An engrossing drama on the abuse of the mentally ill." - The Times-Picayune
"Compelling." - DC Theater Scene
"[The Insanity of Mary Girard] is well-crafted." - Gambit Weekly
- Intense Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
- Setting: A lunatic cell in the basement of the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
- Features / Contains: Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Period Costumes
THE FURIES - three women, two men of any age.
THE WARDER - a man of any age.
MRS. LUM - Mary's mother.
STEPHEN GIRARD - Mary's husband, ten years her senior.
MR. PHILLIPS - a steward of Pennsylvania Hospital and a man in his forties.
POLLY KEATON - a young woman.
MRS. HATCHER - a woman approximately Mary's own age.
First produced at The Painted Bride Art Center by Theatre Center Philadelphia on July 4, 1976.