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About this show

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 fellow madwomen. Originally written to protest thoughtless urban renewal, today, The Madwoman of Chaillot speaks to environmental concerns, the destruction of the natural world, and the manipulation of world financial markets.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr 30min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago