"Madwoman" Closes Tonight

Fullerton College Hornet  - Sany Karemer - Friday, November 1st, 1968

The final two performances of the Fullerton Junior College Drama fall production. 'The Madwoman of Chaillot," will be presented tonight, and Saturday night in the Campus Theatre. Curtain time is 8 p.m.

First produced in Paris in 1945, a year after the death of the author, Jean Giraudoux, "The Madwoman of Chaillot" is perhaps the most successful instance of the use of the "wise fool" as the satiric instrument in our century.

The plot of the play centers on a scheme by money-hungry crooks in Paris to tear the city up to get at oil which a prospector believes he has located under the city streets. The intricate plan of the crooked Parisians is upset by the Madwoman of Chaillot who calls all of the despoilers of the earth and wreckers of its happiness together, has them tried and condemned to extermination in a scene which mounts into the realm of high poetic comedy, and sends the culprits one by one into a bottomless pit which opens out of her cellar.

Director of the fall production is George D. Archambeault, FJC drama instructor. Todd V. Glen, also an FJC drama instructor, is designer and technical director.