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Mrs. Packard: Beloit College Theatre and Dance

Apr 27, 2023

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Neese Performing Arts Center
600 Bushnell St.
Beloit WI, 53511

Event Website

(608) 363-2755

Elizabeth Packard was never a shrinking violet and her husband despises that about her. At his wit’s end, Pastor Theophilus Packard has his wife taken from her bath, nude and screaming, directly to an insane asylum. Pastor Packard doesn’t need any proof; it’s enough for him to claim she’s disruptive.

In 1861 Illinois, a woman’s sanity could be determined by her husband. Based on historical events, Mrs. Packard is the story of one woman’s struggle to confront the medical community and change the treatment of those with actual mental illness.

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