Reinterpretation of Lanie Robertson’s one- act play “The Insanity of Mary Girard”
Be Our Guest Theatricals, Manila
In 1790, Mary Girard was hospitalized to a mental asylum. After her becoming pregnant by another man, her husband declared her legally insane. Sunday evening. Mary Girard is preparing for her last night in Pennsylvania Asylum. Now, 56, her age is visible after more than two decades re-living the moments of her life inside the asylum. While doing her daily routine and preparation with other patients, her past is dawning inside her, the memories of her mother, husband and her dear daughter are right in front of her and it seems like she’s “sane” once again. As for her last night with the tranquilizing chair, she will fight and re-live the moments of lies and betrayal that have never been proven.