Madwoman of Chaillot

By Jean Giraudoux, adapted by Maurice Valency

Directed by Sam White

The play is set in the Cafe de l'Alma in the Chaillot district of Paris. It is said that Molière, Racine, and La Fontaine used to frequent this cafe. But these days a group of corrupt corporate executives are meeting. They include the Prospector, the President, and the Baron, and they are planning to dig up Paris to get at the oil which they believe lies beneath its streets. Their nefarious plans come to the attention of Countess Aurelia, the benignly eccentric madwoman of the title. She is an aging idealist who sees the world as happy and beautiful. But, advised by her associate, the Ragpicker, who is a bit more worldly than the Countess, she soon comes to realize that the world might well be ruined by these evil men—men who seek only wealth and power.

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: August 30 - September 21, 2013

Performance Times:
Friday August 30th 8:00 PM
Saturday August 31st 8:00 PM
Thursday September 5th 7:30 PM
Friday September 6th 8:00 PM
Saturday September 7th 4:00 PM
Saturday September 7th 8:00 PM
Thursday September 12th 7:30 PM
Friday September 13th 8:00 PM
Saturday September 14th 4:00 PM
Saturday September 14th 8:00 PM
Thursday September 19th 7:30 PM
Friday September 20th 8:00 PM
Saturday September 21st 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $20; $15 seniors, students & members of Strollers Theatre; group rates

Call 608-661-9696 x 2 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Open Auditions 7pm at the Bartell Theatre's Drury Stage 113 E Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
Callbacks will be May 22
20-23 actors needed of all shapes, sizes, experience levels, ethnicities and ages (especially Madwomen 50+)
Actors who can juggle, sing, perform acrobatic feats, and play hand-held instruments will be taken advantage of.
Quartets and street bands are encouraged to apply – especially if you can play a mazurka!
The Street Singer should have a band!
Auditioners will read from the script, and may be allowed to showcase other unusual talents.
Speaking French is a plus!
Rehearsals: Sunday – Thursdays 7-10 pm, beginning July 21. Small conflicts can be accommodated.
For details contact Sam White at