"December 7, 1952. This is Dr. Walter Freeman. The procedures I have performed have changed the world, not certainly for the better, but perhaps neither for the worse." A journey of loss and regret in the most desperate of circumstances, this is the tragic true story of the father of modern lobotomy and his horrific quest to end mental illness.

Bedlam premiered as part of the 2011 Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals tour at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg MB, the Alexandra Centre Society in Calgary AB, and the TransAlta Arts Barns in Edmonton AB.

The producers wish to thank Debbie Forsyth and the Mookie Endowment for the Arts for their generous continued support of this project.

December 7, 1952. This is Dr. Walter Freeman. The procedures I have performed have changed the world, not certainly for the better, but perhaps neither for the worse.” A journey of loss and regret in the most desperate of circumstances, this is the tragic true story of the father of modern lobotomy and his horrific quest to end mental illness.