Preview: The Madwoman of Chaillot


Students have been rehearsing for the fall play since September. (Photo: Katie Scott/City College News)

By Kassidy Curry

The MCTC Theatre Arts Department is producing the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by French playwright Jean Giraudoux. The story involves a group of “mad women” who wish to keep the world pure and free of the greedy folk who think of only oil and money.

Though the play is from the 1940s, various people involved with the production claim it’s relatable to current affairs.

Director Maxine Klein says, “The play is exceedingly relevant to our era. As our earth is being destroyed or eroded, this play speaks to it,” Director Maxine Klein said.

With themes of activism and corruption, the play supports a strong message. However, it conveys its message in the form of comedy.

“The audience is entertained and laughed into awareness of the principles of their time,” Klein said.

The play is showing in the Whitney Fine Arts Center on Oct. 22-25 at 7 p.m. with an additional 1 p.m. showing on Oct. 25. Admission is free, however, MCTC is asking willing attendees to donate non-perishable food items for students in need.

“The play itself is insanely crazy and I love it,” said Kat Brueska, who plays the role of the Street Juggler. “The characters are so unique.”