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Peggy & the Mad Scenes

Updated: Jul 23

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 cast: Lauren Chapman & Michael Underhill