Nellie Bly: Ten Days in a Madhouse

Written by:

Beverley Cooper

Cast Size:
11

Roles For:

  • Men: 5
  • Women: 6

Genre:

Drama
Radio

Length:

125 min.

Year Written:

1993

Synopsis:

Nellie Bly: Ten Days in a Madhouse is a tale of an independent woman who went against the system and won.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

NELLIE: Nellie Bly

MOTHER: Nellie’s mother

PULITZER: Joseph Pulitzer, owner of the New York World

COCKERILL: Pulitzer’s editor

MRS STANARD and MISS CHERUBE: Boarding-house landladies

DRIVER

NURSE SNIPE: Nurse at Blackwell’s Island Lunatic Asylum

DR KINIER: Doctor at Blackwell’s Island

TILLIE, BIRGIT, and MRS NEVILLE: Blackwell’s Island inmates

ATTENDANT

First Produced:

1993, CBC Radio

Resources:

Nellie Bly: Ten Days in a Madhouse is available through the CPO Website.

For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Encyclopedia Britannica’s website includes an overview of Nellie Bly’s life at this link.