Linfield Theatre presents ‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’

The Madwoman of ChaillotLinfield College theatre students will tackle emotions of power, greed and rebellion when they present “The Madwoman of Chaillot” in the Marshall Theatre.

Performances are Nov. 3-5 and 10-12 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. On Thursday, Nov. 3, join the designers and director after the opening night performance for a short question and answer discussion to learn more about their ideas in creating this production.

“The Madwoman of Chaillot,” written by Jean Giraudoux and adapted by Maurice Valency, is a poetic and comic fable, set in The Café Chez Francis in the posh section of Chaillot, Paris, in the 1940s. When a group of business people plan to dig up Paris for the oil field they believe lies beneath, their scheme comes to the attention of the Madwoman of Chaillot, an eccentric woman who appears to have lost her marbles. Together with other eccentrics that frequent Café Chez Francis, the Madwoman plans the demise of those who would strip the world of its natural resources, replace workers with robots and hoard all of the money to themselves.

Janet Gupton, associate professor of theatre arts, will direct the production, with scenic design by Ty Marshall, sound design by Rob Vaughn and costume design by Laurel Peterson. Rachel Kiefer, senior theatre arts major, is lighting designer.

Tickets are $9 for full price; $7 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty and staff (two tickets per ID); and $5 for students (any age, any school, one ticket per ID); with a $2 discount on all tickets on opening night. Seating is reserved. Online ticket sales are available now at www.linfield.edu/arts and at the Marshall Theatre Box Office beginning Tuesday, Oct. 25. Located in Ford Hall, the box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 3-5 p.m., and until performance time on performance days. The box office will also be open Nov. 5 and 12 from 3-7:30 p.m. and on Nov. 6 from noon-2 p.m. The box office is closed Mondays. The production is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

For more information, call 503-883-2292.