YOUNG WOMAN. I feel as though I were drowning.
YOUNG WOMAN. With stones around my neck. HUSBAND. You just imagine that.
Sophie Treadwell's expressionist play tells the story of a young woman, any woman—a woman who suffocates in a society that wants her to be submissive. When it premiered in 1928, the New York Times said "in a hundred years it should still be vital and vivid." As we near the 100th anniversary, The Sound Company is producing this play as a catalyst to two different conversations around important issues in the community.
For the first weekend, the creative team is partnering with Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and the Ohio Center for Sex Education to create a post-show discussion around the global backlash against women's rights and the importance of reproductive freedom. After every performance of the second weekend, they will spotlight the work of the Returning Artists' Guild, a collective of formerly incarcerated artists who are working to increase public support for ending mass incarceration.
Our Production Team
Director: Sean Ryan Naughton
Assistant Director: Ben Fisher
Stage Manager / Costume Design: Jenny Morrison
Set / Props Design: Ladini Wallace
Light Design: Yasmine Kashubeck
Scott Douglas Wilson