Katharine Hepburn – Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot; Charles Boyer – The Broker; Claude Dauphin – Dr. Jadin; Margaret Leighton – Constance; Edith Evans – Josephine; John Gavin – The Reverend; Giulietta Masina – Gabrielle; Paul Henreid – The General; Oskar Homolka – The Commissar; Nanette Newman – Irma; Richard Chamberlain – Roderick Lizz Hodgin plays the lead madwoman Countess Aurelia — the Madwoman of Chaillot. The play has frequently been revived in France, with the title role played by Edwige Feuillère, Madeleine Robinson, or Judith Magre. Originally written to protest thoughtless urban renewal, THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT has remained remarkably up-to-date. They do not tolerate anyone but their own kind. 1947) ... Several of his most appealing characters are also natives of Bellac, for example, l'Apollon de Bellac and Suzanne. Katharine Hepburn is a great actress and possibly even a great woman, but there's some question whether anyone wants to see her hip and groovy. Subscribe; Get Tickets; Liquid (and comedic) gold fuels this feminist, fantastical, frack-tured fairy tale. Hartke, O.P., head, presents a fable by Jean Giraudoux, "The Madwoman of Chaillot," adapted by Maurice Valency, directed by Alan Schneider, settings and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes designed by Joseph Lewis, musical supervision by Edward Cashman, costumes executed by Anne Tacik. One last chance to join us for BOBBO SUPREME. Sign in / Join; English; Help; Big news! In a tea party every bit as mad as a scene from Alice in Wonderland, they put the "wreckers of the world's joy" on trial and in the end condemn them to banishment—or perhaps, death. THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT By Jean Giraudoux Directed by Dillon Yruegas Presented by The VORTEX Summer Youth Theatre. La Folle de Chaillot, Editions Bernard Grasset, Paris, 1946, p. 13, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Madwoman_of_Chaillot&oldid=992152168, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, December 1948 – January 1950 production at the, 1975: English adaptation by Maurice Valency at The College of Santa Fe Greer Garson Theatre, starring, 1985: production from the Mirror Repertory Theatre at the Theatre at St. Peter's Church, starring. But, advised by her associate, the Ragpicker, who is a bit more worldly than the Countess, she soon comes to realize that the world might well be ruined by these evil men—men who seek only wealth and power. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Madwoman of Chaillot; Katharine Hepburn rarely--if ever--gave a performance not worth watching, and in “Madwoman of Chaillot,” she presents one of her more memorable roles. Already things have gotten so bad that the pigeons do not bother to fly any more. This page was last edited on 3 December 2020, at 19:51. Graduate Studies Join her in a whimsical look at a topsy-turvy world…and at a handful of kooks crazy enough to care. Life is a Sunday in the park for Aurelia, a dotty Parisian countess. One by one the greedy businessmen are lured by the smell of oil to a bottomless pit from which they will (presumably) never return. Into this world come three businessmen and a prospector who believe they taste oil in the café's … School of Education, Health & Human Performance. But sooner or later, Aurelia had to find out about the so-called sane world. These people have taken over Paris. The Madwoman of Chaillot (French: La Folle de Chaillot) is a satire play written by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux in 1943.The story concerns an eccentric woman who lives in Paris and her struggles alongside her friends against the straitlaced authority figures in her life. In the middle, and significantly devoted to the gentle souls, is the Madwoman of Chaillot, aided by her compatriots, the Madwomen of Passy, St. Sulpice, and La Concorde. Written in 1943 by Jean Giraudoux while Nazis occupied Paris this poetic satire is a celebration of love, life, defiance, and rebellion.