The Yellow Wallpaper: A Dance Into Madness

Krystal Bryan

Show Information:

Inspired by the gothic classic “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, this is a story of a woman controlled by her aloof but dominating husband. A tale of past and perhaps current woes of frightening madness and deception, The Yellow Wallpaper: A Dance Into Madness explores the dangers of “Resting Cure” treatments as well as the importance of self-expression. Developed in the late 1800’s, these treatments were often given to women suffering from nervousness, postpartum depression, and anxiety. Treatment consisted of absolute rest, isolation from friends and family, and a high fat diet. Through the artistry of dance, this production sheds light on the daily struggles of women against male-centric thinking and social norms. With beautiful and eerie choreography, The Yellow Wallpaper will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you wanting more.


Bolender Center

500 West Pershing Rd

Kansas City, MO 64108

Show Times

July 21 - Friday - 9:00pm

July 24 - Monday - 6:00pm

July 27 - Thursday - 6:00pm

July 29 - Saturday - 6:00pm




60 Minutes


All Ages




  1. Delight Davis on July 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    This was my surprise of Fringe this year. I went to support a friend and because it
    sounded interesting… I was blown away!
    This was FANTASTIC! I am SO glad I went! The story, the dancing and the music are haunting, raw and beautiful.
    Amazing piece of work, gifted dancers… with no words, so much is conveyed.
    Oh, and the music was perfect– especially loved that they used the beautiful Exit Music For a Film by Radiohead,– a string quartet version.
    One more show– tonight, Sat, the 29th at 6.

  2. Carol on July 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Enjoyed the movement and storytelling. Found show satisfying as a portrayal of some of womens’ troubles psych treatment of past, which still relate to current times in a patriachical society. My husband had no interest in going and did not. Too bad.

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