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(Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival, 2019)
(O'Neill Semi-Finalist)

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Nellie Bly, aspiring daredevil reporter, went undercover in an insane asylum on Blackwell's Island (now Roosevelt Island) in New York City, 1887. There she befriended a patient named Anne Neville. After 10 days, Nellie was released. Anne stayed. This play tells the above story from Anne...
(Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival, 2019)
(O'Neill Semi-Finalist)

FULL LENGTH
Nellie Bly, aspiring daredevil reporter, went undercover in an insane asylum on Blackwell's Island (now Roosevelt Island) in New York City, 1887. There she befriended a patient named Anne Neville. After 10 days, Nellie was released. Anne stayed. This play tells the above story from Anne Neville’s perspective. It strives to show not what Nellie Bly did, but rather, WHY what Nellie Bly did was important.
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  • Duncan Pflaster:
    22 Oct. 2020
    A moving and interesting adaptation of Nellie Bly's story, Loewenstern delves deeply into proto-feminist ideas and notions and not only tells the story of Nellie's investigation into Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum, also draws a vivid picture of the abuses perpetrated upon those women incarcerated there.
  • Jennifer O'Grady:
    11 Jan. 2020
    Terrific, theatrical play about a forgotten woman and a famous one. I would love to see this staged.
  • Rich Rubin:
    16 Sep. 2019
    A bold and thrilling work of theater -- multilayered, cinematic and extremely powerful. In addition to presenting the fascinating, nineteenth century story of Anne Neville and Nellie Bly, the play's time-shifting structure touches on both the distant past and the distant future. It's a wild ride, but we know from the start that we're in the hands of a master playwright. Highly recommended!

Development History

  • Reading
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    Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples, FL
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    2019

Awards

Winner
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New Play Festival
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Gulfshore Playhouse
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2019