The Madwoman of Chaillot
Written by Jean Giraudoux • Translation by Maurice Valency
Directed by Stephanie Shroyer
Liquid (and comedic) gold fuels this feminist, fantastical, frack-tured fairy tale. Oil is discovered under Paris, and Countess Aurelia and her kooky coterie are determined to drive away the evil corporate profiteers lying in wait. A can’t miss rallying-cry for those who crave a satisfying David vs. Goliath fable in the form of incisive, side-splittingly funny theatre.
“Madwoman of Chaillot, The” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Running Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes including an intermission
Content Advisory: This production includes scenes with e-cigarettes that emit water vapor.
Critic's Pick: "A superb revival...extracts every drop of contemporary relevance from the play’s satirical black gold...imaginatively staged" - Los Angeles Times "WOW: magic" - StageScene LA "Gloriously delirious" - Hollywood Progressive "Crafted by a seasoned ensemble" - Stage Raw "[The play] speaks to a modern age" - Pasadena Star News
Austin Nimnicht (“The Broker”), Armin Shimerman (“The Prospector”), Apollo Dukakis (“The Baron”), and Wesley Mann (“The President”). Photo by Craig Schwartz.Zoom
Deborah Stang (“Aurelia, The Madwoman of Chaillot”), Jill Hill (“Therese”, “Mme. Gabrielle, The Madwoman of St. Sulspice”), and Susan Angelo (“Paulette”, “Mme. Constance, The Madwoman ofZoom