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She Buried the Pistol

Presented by Cincinnati Fringe Festival at First Lutheran Church (FLC) Basement, Cincinnati OH

Jun 02 - 09 2018
She Buried the Pistol

An excavation and exorcism of my great grandmother’s legacy.

from Lydia Blaisdell (Brooklyn, NY)

New Participant

Primary Lineup – Solo Performance (Mental Health Themes, Storytelling, Women’s Themes)

Rated: Pg-13

Show Description

In 1931, my great-grandmother, Cora, was declared insane and placed in an asylum against her will. She remained there for over 30 years. How do I honor her legacy? What histories do we inherit? She Buried the Pistol offers an intimate exploration of madness, gender, and family history.


created/performed by Lydia Blaisdell

directed by Hannah Wolf

design by Bruno-Pierre Houle


Producer Biography

Lydia Blaisdell is a member playwright of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theater. Bear Eats Bear, her immersive audio piece, has toured to Toronto, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Minneapolis, and Austin. Her piece, The Last Great American Bear Hunt, was a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (2016). Her historical sex-doll play, The Silent Woman, made Honorable Mention on the 2016 Kilroy’s List of best new plays. She has been a writer in residence at Ucross, Yaddo, and the Marble House Project. Lydia lives in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center and a BA from Columbia.

Fringe Festival Credits

2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival, Bear Eats Bear


Contact: 513-300-5669


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First Lutheran Church (FLC) Basement

1208 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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