Dec 5, 2018
7:30 PM

Street Address Bates Recital Hall (View Map)

Ticket Price

All University of Texas at Austin students are allowed one free ticket as long as they are available. Student tickets must be picked up at the Box Office with valid student I.D. Seating is unassigned. If you are a patron with ADA needs, please email and we will reserve ADA seating for you.

Outdoor portrait of composer Dan Welcher

Dan Welcher, composer and director
Ellie Jarrett Shattles and Page Stephens, mezzo sopranos
Matthew Smith, projection and lighting design

In this world premiere performance of Welcher's one-act opera based on the famous novella by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a woman has been locked away by her husband in a rented farmhouse after the birth of their child because of her “hysterical tendencies”. The child has been removed, and the woman (unnamed) is forbidden to read, write, or see people for three months. This was known as the “rest cure” for post-partum depression, and was the predominant course of treatment in the late 19th century when this book was written.