Mrs. Packard

Mrs. Packard

by Emily Mann



“Emily Mann is one of our most urgently engaging, provocative and significant American playwrights.”–Joyce Carol Oates. “Elizabeth Packard emerges as a vibrant, passionate force of nature.”–The New York Times. Illinois, 1861: Without proof of insanity, Elizabeth Packard is committed by her husband to an asylum. Based on historical events, Emily Mann’s play tells of one woman’s struggle to right a system gone wrong in this winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award.


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