Rockhurst Theater Performs "The Madwoman of Chaillot"September 15, 2010

Rockhurst University Theatre will perform the time-honored Jean Giraudoux farce, The Madwoman of Chaillot, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, and Friday, Nov. 12; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14, in Rockhurst's Mabee Theater.

Written during the German occupation of Paris in the early 1940s, this morality tale concerns profit-driven opportunists whose search for oil will most assuredly lead to the destruction of an idyllic French town. However, they did not count on Countess Aurelia, who says, "Nothing is ever so wrong in this world that a sensible woman can't set right in the course of an afternoon."

This new, unpublished translation/adaptation by Laurence Senelick, professor of drama at Tufts University, portrays Madwoman as a love story and a call to action.

Tickets are $8 each. To reserve tickets or for more information about the 2010-11 season, contact theater director Susan Proctor at (816) 501-4040 or Mabee Theater is located in Sedgwick Hall on the Rockhurst University campus, 54th Street and Troost Avenue.

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