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K-State Today

February 1, 2012



Special discounts for faculty/staff available for K-State Theatre's presentation of 'The Madwoman of Chaillot'

By Marci Maullar

Faculty and staff now receive a discounted rate off all K-State Theatre mainstage productions. In addition, on faculty/staff night they may receive an additional $2 off for themselves and a guest. Faculty/staff night for "The Madwoman of Chaillot" is Saturday, Feb. 4. Just mention that you are taking advantage of the faculty/staff night discount when you order your tickets at the McCain box office, 532-6428. Tickets for this production are $11 for faculty/staff with an additional $2 discount on Feb. 4. McCain fees and sales tax will be in addition to this cost.

K-State Theatre to present “The Madwoman of Chaillot”

K-State Theatre will present “The Madwoman of Chaillot” by Jean Giraudoux, Feb. 2-4 and 9-11 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Nichols Theatre.

The corporate executives of Paris are making plans to dig up the city so that they can reap the benefits of the city’s oil. When Countess Aurelia hears of their devices, she teams up with her fellow outcasts to devise a plan to stop them. The play is a fantasy where good triumphs over evil. It is a comic fable that teaches and warns of the destructive forces of greed and a disregard for humanity. (Sound familiar@f0) And it explores the idea of “mad” as crazy, “mad” as mad, and “mad” as ultimate sanity.

Kate Anderson, associate professor of theater, is directing the show. Costume design is by Ryan Andrew Bruce, K-State theatre alum. Scenic design is by Jessica Thomas, graduate student in theater. Lighting design is by John Uthoff, associate professor in theater. Sound design is by Devan Castle, undergraduate student in theater.

Tickets can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by calling McCain at 785-532-6428 during box office hours. Tickets also may be purchased at the Little Theater box office in the K-State Student Union from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Friday or online at www.ksu.edu/theatre. Tickets are $8 to $14, which includes discounts for students, seniors and military families.  Group discounts are also available by calling Marci Maullar at 532-6878.