APPEARING SOON AT THE ALLIANCE THEATRE IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA AS PART OF THE PRESTIGIOUS REISER LAB

THE DEFINITIVE MUSICAL ADAPTATION

BOOK BY HANNAH CHURCH | MUSIC & LYRICS BY JULIA APPLETON
BASED ON THE CELEBRATED SHORT STORY BY CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN

THE YELLOW
WALLPAPER

THE DEFINITIVE MUSICAL ADAPTATION

BOOK BY HANNAH CHURCH
MUSIC & LYRICS BY JULIA APPLETON
BASED ON THE CELEBRATED SHORT STORY BY CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN

THE YELLOW
WALLPAPER

THE DEFINITIVE MUSICAL ADAPTATION

BOOK BY HANNAH CHURCH | MUSIC & LYRICS BY JULIA APPLETON
BASED ON THE CELEBRATED SHORT STORY BY CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN

THE SHOW

The Yellow Wallpaper is the definitive musical adaptation of the celebrated short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Refreshed for modern audiences with a richer plot and new original music, the show tells the haunting story of a young mother at the turn of the last century, locked in a strange room by her physician husband, with only her depression to keep her company.

Energized for a new generation in a time when its message is more relevant than ever, The Yellow Wallpaper is a bonafide classic in the making. In addition, its themes are ripe for study by students of history, literature & women’s studies.

It has been featured by the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival and PlaySmelter New Work Theatre Festival.

THE STORY

The Yellow Wallpaper, first published in 1892, is regarded as an important early work of Women’s literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women’s health, both physical and mental.

Following the birth of their first child, a young women’s husband believes it is in her best interest to take a prolonged “rest cure”. Forgoing other rooms in the house, the couple moves into the upstairs nursery, which is covered in floor-to-ceiling yellow wallpaper.

As a form of treatment, the unnamed woman is forbidden from working, and is encouraged to eat well and get plenty of exercise and air, so that she can recuperate from what her husband calls a “temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency.” This diagnosis was common to women in that period.

The story details the descent of a young woman into madness and her increasingly relationship with the haunting yellow wallpaper that grows on her wall.

THE WRITERS

HANNAH CHURCH | PLAYWRIGHT
Hannah is a full time actress and playwright in Atlanta, GA. She is currently playing Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia at the Aurora Theatre! She has worked internationally in 11 countries and all over the United States.

JULIA APPLETON | COMPOSER
A lifelong songwriter, Julia is now bringing her impressive catalog spanning country, soul and pop to musical theatre productions like The Yellow Wallpaper. She lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario having transplanted from Nashville, Tennessee in 2017.

CONTACT

The Yellow Wallpaper is currently in the workshop phase.

If you’d like to learn more about the show or to reach out to its creators for any reason, please email info@theyellowwallpapermusical.com

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