Yellow Den
Created by Myne co.
Lady of the Lake - Winnipeg, MB
V.1 - John Hirsch Mainstage 
Based on the classic gothic horror story The Yellow Wallpaper, Yellow Den is a theatre show that is part play, part projection. A woman confined to one room for her health finds her perception getting clearer and clearer as the room becomes her only world, and the things that are permanent - like place and time - become less and less tethered. You'll have to be there to feel it.

Show Info:
45 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Unclassifiable

Audience:
Parental Guidance

No warnings

NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS, onstage seating
Wed July 17 10:15 PM
Thu July 18 1:00 PM
Sat July 20 5:00 PM
Mon July 22 4:45 PM
Wed July 24 7:30 PM
Fri July 26 9:45 PM
Sun July 28 4:30 PM

Yellow Den

Lady of the Lake—John Hirsch Mainstage

Yellow Den is aptly classified as unclassifiable because I can’t reveal the thing(s) that makes this piece so perfectly Fringe-y. Inventively staged, risky and very well executed – audience is seated on the stage “in the room” with the character who is struggling with her sanity. I’m guessing they have limited their ticket sales to the number of people who will actually fit on-stage, yet Venue 1 is the cavernous MTC Mainstage, which actually adds to the intimacy, isolation and tension. Super cool.

Audra Lesosky


Yellow Den

Lady of the Lake—John Hirsch Mainstage

The play is actually performed inside a small room that has been created on the stage using fabric dividers to create the walls. The audience sits within the walls on three sides with a bed against the (actual) 4th wall, so there is very limited seating for the show despite it being in the main theatre. It really makes it an intimate theatre experience, especially as the performer is already asleep in bed when you come in. I will not detail the story, as the program guide gives a good account, but as that description says “You’ll have to be there to feel it”. The entire small audience seemed to really enjoy the show and the environment that was created and I think it is definitely one to see if you like spooky shows.

Murray Hunter