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The Madwoman of Chaillot

By Jean Giraudoux

Produced: November, 1989
Bridgewater State College Theater
Director: Suzanne Ramczyk
Scenery: Arthur Dirks
Facility: Campus Center Auditorium


With the director's concurrence, I wanted to bring in something of the artistic context of Giraudoux's play. The play challenges assumptions much as visual artists were doing in early 20th Century France.

The plaza was backed by a painted drop of Fernand Léger's Eiffel Tower, and the cafe had a distorted striped awning. The director asked for a ramp to the apron. I tried to carry the Cubist theme into the cellar, as well. I think we used an apron trap for the sewers.

This was a fun show to research.

Madwoman of Chaillot
Madwoman of Chaillot
Madwoman of Chaillot

© 2007 Arthur L. Dirks