OVATION STAGE
presents

"THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT"

by Jean Giraudoux

directed by PENNY KLINE

THE CAST:

COUNTESS AURELIA, THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT: Janet Motenko
MME CONSTANCE, THE MADWOMAN OF PASSY: Kate Muris
MLLE GABRIELLE, THE MADWOMAN OF ST. SULPICE: Shelley Russell Riley
MME JOSEPHINE, THE MADWOMAN OF LA CONCORDE: Deborah Shalhoub
THE PRESIDENT: Mark Urquhart
THE BARON: Steve Buri
THE BROKER: Marcus Daniel
THE PROSPECTOR: Dan Beard
THE RAGPICKER: Philip Pittman
DOCTOR JADIN: Michelle Champoux
THE POLICEMAN: Travis Dunbar
THE SERGEANT: Lynnette Blaney
THE SEWER GIRL: Sabrina Fiora
PIERRE: Kyle Burrow
THE DOORMAN: Alfredo Colmenares
IRMA: Victoria Timoteo
THE WAITERESS: Ariel Ryan
THE STREET SINGER: Regina Marie Brink
THE STREET JUGGLERS: Michael Brown, Kenn Serrano, Victoria Timoteo
THE DEAF-MUTE MIME: Sinead Kennedy
PAULETTE, THE MONEY WOMAN: Cynthia Drumbor
THE FLOWER GIRL: Sabrina Fiora
THERESE, THE FORTUNE TELLER: Bethany Hidden-Cauley
THE SHOELACE PEDDLER: Laure Olson
THE STREET MUSICIANS


ABOUT THE SHOW:

The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux

A beautifully comedic play of stark contrasts in human character, The Madwoman of Chaillot divides the world sharply between the artists and the men of business. The businessmen, whom are called by their profession rather than by name, are interested only in finding new ways to become wealthier. They do not tolerate anyone but their own kind. On the other hand, the poets, musicians, vagabonds, and artists only want to create and to love and enjoy one another. The bohemians are a vanishing lot; the businessmen are taking over and corrupting everything that is pure and full of life.

The Prospector, the Broker, and the President have discovered oil beneath the streets of Paris and seek to destroy whatever they must in order to get it. It falls to the Madwoman of Chaillot, an eccentric countess whom acts as the core of creative thought, and the everyday people of Paris to stop the darkness from taking control of their world.

There is no guessing needed to find out which side Giraudoux has taken in this battle of his, yet this dark statement about the world to come has a clearly loving touch and is funny at the same time. Each supporting character has some special purpose within the confines of the play, whether sending a spin of poetic understanding through the audience or bringing about the play’s glimpse of restored order.



PLACE:
California Stage Theatre
1723 25th Street, Sacramento, R25 Arts Complex (25th and R Streets)


RUN DATES:
MAY 10 - JUNE 1
Preview: Friday, May 9
Opens: Saturday, May 10 @ 8 pm and Sunday, May 11 @ 2 pm
continues Fridays and Saturdays @ 8 pm and Sundays @ 2 pm




TICKETS:
General Admission $18. Senior/Student/SARTA $15.

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