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Promethean Theatre Ensemble presents
The Madwoman of Chaillot
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30PM
Athenaeum Theatre Studio One
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Lincoln, Wellington and Southport
CTA Bus #9; Brown Line Wellington Stop
All ages. Performance lasts 2 hours 30 minutes including a 10-minute intermission.
The Madwoman of Chaillot reveals a plot by a group of corrupt business executives who are planning to dig up the streets of Paris so they can pump oil that they believe lies beneath. Their plot is challenged by the titular “Madwoman,” the eccentric Countess Aurelia, an idealist who resolves to fight back and rescue humanity from the scheming and corrupt developers with the help of her fellow outcasts and her fellow madwomen. Originally written to protest thoughtless urban renewal, The Madwoman of Chaillot has remained remarkably up-to-date. Today, the play speaks to environmental concerns, the destruction of the natural world, and the manipulation of world financial markets.