|The Madwoman of Chaillot||Arthur Dirks
The Madwoman of Chaillot
By Jean Giraudoux
Produced: November, 1989
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.
|© 2007 Arthur L. Dirks|