The Madwoman of Chaillot Closes This Weekend at Parson’s Nose Theater
Saturday, February 28th at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 1st at 3:00pm
Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company, will be ending their successful production of Giraudoux’s The Madwoman of Chaillot, this Sunday, March 1st. The 70-minute production, adapted and directed by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, features Barry Gordon as Ragman and Mary Chalon as Countess Aurelia.
“Respect for the play in this deliberately abbreviated adaptation makes it totally approachable… eerily prophetic…perfectly underplayed Barry Gordon (Ragman)…superb Mary Chalon.”
–On Stage LA
Classic themes rekindled. Fracking, the Keystone pipeline, Alzheimer’s, The Corporation are all issues we face today. There could not be a more timely play than Giraudoux’s 1943 “The Madwoman of Chaillot.” Oil is discovered below the streets of Paris, in the lovely arrondissement of Chaillot, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. Who can stop the derricks from tearing up the Café Chez Francis? A waitress, a rag picker, two young lovers and a team of eccentric women who still have something to say to Woodrow Wilson, even though he’s dead.
“I love this play,” says Parson’s Nose Artistic Director Lance Davis. “Written in 1943, when the Nazis were marching into Paris, it says so much about what happens when the forces of destruction are left unchecked. It’s the kind of play where behind each laugh there’s a truth peeking out to illuminate the everyday moments we take so much for granted. It’s about the importance of living each moment lovingly and fearlessly.”
Additional cast includes Amber B. Malo, Alan Brooks, Dorothy Brooks, James Calvert, Marisa Chandler, Daniel Clark, Lance Davis, Gary Lamb, Paul Perri, and Jill Rogosheske.
Parson’s Nose Theater’s 2014-15 Season continues with The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux, Saturday, February 28th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1st at 3pm.
Parson’s Nose Theater performs at Lineage Performing Arts Center located at 89 South Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91105
Parson’s Nose Theater presents The Madwoman of Chaillot as part of their Full Production Series. All performances are “Pay What You Will” and reservations may be made online at www.parsonsnose.com or by calling 626-403-7667. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, but advanced phone reservations are encouraged. Ages 12+.
Tickets and Information:
Prices: Pay What You Will
Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or at the door. Reservations Encouraged. Ages 12+.