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Ohio Wesleyan University to Present ‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’

October 2, 2007

DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Theatre & Dance will stage the Jean Giraudoux comedy “The Madwoman of Chaillot” Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-4 on the main stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Show times are at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3; and 2 p.m. Nov. 4.

Set across from the Eiffel Tower, this visionary play reveals a heightened world of reality where truth and honor are pitted against avarice and greed. The play takes a surreal look at exploitation in Paris as an eccentric woman and her eclectic band of friends battle corruption with startling results. The play will be presented as part of Ohio Wesleyan’s 2007 Sagan National Colloquium theme, “Cities and Suburbs: Life in a Metropolitan World.”

The cast and crew comprise more than 50 Ohio Wesleyan students, including Katie Fergerson ’09 (Silver Spring, Md.) as stage manager, Barbara Eldredge ’08 (Spokane, Wash.) as lighting designer, and Jessica Ferguson ’09 (Lawrenceville, Ga.) as sound designer. Student actors starring in the piece include Allison Draper ’08 (Dublin, Ohio), Kate Alexander ’10 (Cincinnati, Ohio), Bryn Trogdon ’08 (Powell, Ohio), Joanna VanSickle ’10 (Delaware, Ohio), Brandon McMickens ’08 (Washington, D.C.), and Philip Rademeyer ’08 (Paarl, South Africa).

The play is directed by Elane Denny, professor of theatre, and the set is designed by D. Glen Vanderbilt Jr., professor of theatre. Jacqueline Shelley designed the costumes.

To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855. General admission is $7, with discounts for students, senior citizens, and groups of 10 or more.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 40 states and 45 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.