By Jean Giraudoux

Directed by Artistic Associate John Arthur Lewis

The Madwoman of Chaillot reveals a plot by a group of corrupt business executives who are planning to dig up the streets of Paris so they can pump oil that they believe lies beneath. Their plot is challenged by the titular “Madwoman,” the eccentric Countess Aurelia, an idealist who resolves to fight back and rescue humanity from the scheming and corrupt developers with the help of her fellow outcasts and her fellow madwomen. Originally written to protest thoughtless urban renewal, The Madwoman of Chaillot has remained remarkably up-to-date. Today, the play speaks to environmental concerns, the destruction of the natural world, and the manipulation of world financial markets.

Performance info:

February 9 – March 17, 2018
Athenaeum Theatre Studio 1
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Additional performance Monday, February 26 at 7pm

Ticket info:

General $27.00
Seniors (65+) $22.00
Students/Children $17.00

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Cast:

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Elaine Carlson
Countess Aurelia

Laura-Sturm

Laura Sturm
Constance

Jennifer-Vance

Jennifer Vance
Gabrielle/The Singer

Meghann-Tabor

Meghann Tabor*
The Peddler/The Doctor

Brian-Hurst-new

Brian Hurst*
The Prospector/The Sewerman

Brendan-Connelly

Brendan Connelly
The Messenger

Xavier-Lagunas

Xavier Lagunas
Pierre

Jamie-Bragg1

Jamie Bragg*
Josephine/The Broker

Jerry-Bloom

Jerry Bloom
The Ragpicker/The President

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Brendan Hutt*
The Baron/The Sergeant

TomMurphy

Tom Murphy*
The Policeman/The Little Man

Brenda-Wlazlo

Brenda Wlazlo
Irma

Betsy-Taylor

Betsy Pennington Taylor
Understudy – Countess Aurelia

Production Team

Director: John Arthur Lewis**
Assistant Director: Jessica Haworth
Stage Manager: Alexa Berkowitz*
Scenic Design/Technical Director: Jeremiah Barr*
Costume Design: Rachel Sypniewski
Lighting Design: Leigh Barrett
Sound Design: Sam Allyn

*Denotes Promethean Theatre Ensemble member
**Denotes Promethean Theatre Artistic Associate