CASPER, Wyo. — The 35th Annual Casper College Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture kicked off Tuesday evening with a book club discussion on “The Yellow Wallpaper“.
The short story, written in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, illustrates early beliefs surrounding the mental and physical health of women including the misguided use of “rest-cure” to alleviate postpartum depression and nervousness. You can read the book for free online here.
Casper College Dance Instructor Aaron Wood adapted this written work into an original, evening-length dance performance he describes as an “immersive experience”.
“It is an emotionally charged and darkly humorous examination of an isolated woman’s state of reality,” said Wood.
According to Wood, who also arranged all the choreography, “The Yellow Wallpaper” will be brought alive onstage by a talented cast through movement and the intertwining of dance, theater, and multimedia elements.
“The Yellow Wallpaper” will run 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., Feb. 20-22 and Feb. 27-29. There will also be matinees Feb. 23rd and Feb 29th, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students ages 5-18. You can buy them online here, at the box office between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, by phone at 307-268-2500, or one hour before each performance (for that night’s performance only).
The production is suitable for ages 10 and up and will be located at the Thomas H. Empey Studio Theatre, in the Gertrude Krampert Theatre building on Casper College Campus.