Behind the Sheet, Charly Evon Simpson


Title: Behind the Sheet

Author:Charly Evon Simpson

Direction: Rosalind Ayres and Inger Tudor

Production: L.A. Theatre Works

Series: L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series

Typology: Audio Recording (2 CDs)

Language: English

Year: 2020

ISBN: 918-1-68266-117-8

Synopsis: An important medical breakthrough has a shameful history. In 1840′s Alabama, a slave-owning doctor performs medical experiments on involuntary subjects – enslaved women – in an effort to solve the problem of fistulas, a post-childbirth anomaly. As the experiments proceed, and he gets close to a solution, the women try to survive and even find dignity in the face of inhuman treatment.