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The Yellow Wallpaper

  • THE GROTTO 229 Anderson Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

Inspired by the short story by
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Devised by Bare Portland

Tickets $10
Online ticketing available soon! Tickets also available at the door.
Limited Pay-What-You-Can tickets available only at the door. 

229 Anderson Street**

Show Dates:
Friday 18 @ 8:30PM
Saturday 19 @ 8:30PM
Sunday 20 @ 8:30PM

Wednesday 23 @ 8:30PM
Thursday 24 @ 8:30PM
Friday 25 @ 8:30PM
Saturday 26 @ 8:30PM
Sunday 27 @ 8:30PM

229 Anderson St.
Portland, Maine
You can find the box office at The Grotto at 229 Anderson St. Our box office team will be standing near the lot at the end of Anderson Street, right before it becomes Plowman. We’ll be holding flashlights. Reach us at 207-558-2234 or with questions or for directions.
There will be no late seating at this performance. Please be sure to arrive early. Click here for a map.


About the Show:
A desperate woman is confined by her husband in hopes to cure her persistent illness. She struggles to find peace as the room’s dingy wallpaper develops a mind of its own. This devised performance fashions a kaleidoscope of one woman’s living death in exquisite captivity. The wallpaper refracts her sense of self, becoming a prism for all of us. Bare Portland collages the wallpaper’s vicious influence through movement, song, and words. Our shadows become our mirrors in this other-worldly adaptation of the classic short story.



Created and Performed By:
Catherine Buxton
Diana Clarke
Tarra Haskell
Allie Freed
Mackenzie O'Connor
James Patefield

Directed by JJ Peeler

Thank you to our community partner, the Maine Irish Heritage Center.

Later Event: May 10
HOT lunch