In "The Madwoman of Chaillot," an eccentric woman in Paris and her allies struggle against evil men who seek only wealth and power. The play by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux was written in 1943 and first performed in 1945.
The play is set in the Chaillot district of Paris, where Countess Aurelia, the harmless "madwoman" sees the world as happy and beautiful until learning about plans to ruin Paris to drill for oil. She gets the help of her fellow outcasts and madwomen in her fight.
The New York Drama Critics' Circle hailed an early production as "pure gold, with no base metal" and having "an enveloping and irresistible humor."
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21; and at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, 22.
Brunner Theatre Center
3750 7th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
$11; $9 for seniors age 60+, students (junior high and up), faculty and staff, and children 12 and under; $5 Augustana studentsTicket office