La Salpêtrière

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

A 19th century hospital, La Salpêtrière, became famous as a center for the treatment of hysteria. Women were sometimes "treated" in demonstrations that were open to the public. Kelsey Mesa's play follows a new inmate patient from her mysterious arrival in the hospital through the many absurd practices by its doctors, to her ultimate fight to reclaim her life.

Production Information

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Approximate Running Time
90 minutes


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