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MCTC Fall Play: The Madwoman of Chaillot

Madwoman PosterMCTC, in association with Student Life and the Theater Arts department, present their fall play production of The Madwoman of Chaillot. French playwright Jean Giraudoux writes about a group of wealthy men who formulate a plot to retrieve oil they believe is underneath Paris.


The play runs Oct. 22–25 at 7 p.m. There is an additional matinee performance Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.


Admission is free. Audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation.


MCTC Whitney Arts Fine Arts Theater
1424 Yale Place
Minneapolis, MN
Information available at 612-659-6122

About the play

In his play, The Madwoman of Chaillot, the great French writer, Jean Giraudoux, has created a poetic and comic fable in which a group of exceedingly wealthy men plot to tear up Paris in order to unearth oil they believe lies in abundance beneath the streets to enlarge their already bloated fortunes. These grandiose plans come to the attention of The Madwoman of Chaillot, who, along with a collection of outrageous, colorful and eccentric characters, hatch an ingenious, amusing plan to combat the destruction of their neighborhoods, which plays out in an elegantly written, richly layered plot, wildly clever and surprising, with joy, justice, and love hanging in the balance. First performed in 1948, this highly entertaining play’s message is as relevant to our world as if it were ripped from today’s headlines.