Peggy & the Mad Scenes
Updated: Dec 15, 2020
a play about the wife of Benedict Arnold
by Libby Schap & Luke Robbins
One morning in 1780, a woman named Peggy Shippen seemed to go stark raving mad. Her husband, Benedict Arnold, had been accused of treason -- and so Peggy came down to breakfast, scantily clad and tormented by hallucinations. That morning came to be known as the Mad Scene.
Part of the Chelsea Theatre Works' Resident Artist Program
Performed February 21-29, 2020
additional performers: Lauren Chapman & Michael Underhill