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The Insanity of Mary Girard

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The Insanity of Mary Girard

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Theatre Louisiane Inc Presents

Written by Lanie Robertson
Directed by Matt Story 
Assistant Directed by Monica R. Harris
To be performed at The Shadowbox Theatre @ 2400 St. Claude Ave
Jan. 18 - Feb 3 @ 7:30 p.m. every Fri-Sat-Sun

Opening night is FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH @ 7:30 p.m. 
Opening Weekend (Jan 18/19/20) is *$2 for $25* for both online and door sales

"The Devil is not as black as he is painted." -― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Mr. Stephen Girard (1750-1831):

College Founder. 
Primary Financier for the War of 1812 with a historical collections museum erected in his honor.

A Frenchman by birth and naturalized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who, before the turn of the 18th century, became one of the wealthiest men in the United States of America.  To quote Stephen Girard as being 'a man of power' would prove a severe understatement.  However, despite his high profile, much remains unknown about the life of his spouse, Mrs. Mary Girard.

All the more shrouded in speculation and myth is her being admitted into Pennsylvania Hospital in 1790 by Mr. Girard himself.

Do you dare wade your way through the murky waters of this woman's journey for whom history books hold no volumes and whose fate was irrevocably sealed? Was Mary Girard truly mad, or did her husband merely exercise his ability to possess--quite literally--everything money can buy? 

Matt Story rings in the new year with THE INSANITY OF MARY GIRARD: A DREAM IN ONE ACT as his directorial debut in collaboration with Theatre Louisiane, Inc and a collective of independent theatre artists and designers determined to unveil a subterranean, subconsciously spooky world unlike New Orleans audiences have ever seen!   Learn the depths of stigma and ill-practice surrounding mental illness in the 18th century, the deceptions of memory and imagination, and the will of the human spirit to overcome, even before the gaping mouth of Hell itself.  
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The Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

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The Old Marquer Theatre is an amazing and versatile performance space in the New Orleans Marigny.  It features a full time lineup of shows year-round, from the best local talent to touring shows from around the world.  For more information or reservations call 504-298-8676 or visit oldmarquer.com

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