Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Based on The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux
as adapted by Maurice Valency
New Version by David Thompson
Directed by Michael P. Watkins
presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
March 24-April 8, 2017
THURS - SAT 7:30PM, SUN 2:00PM
DEAR WORLD is based on Jean Giraudoux’s play The Madwoman of Chaillot. A corporation has discovered oil under the streets of Paris, directly under a bistro. The Countess Aurelia (known as The Madwoman of Chaillot) lives in the bistro’s basement, driven mad because of a lost lover and reminiscing about her past. When the corporation decides to blow up the bistro to get the oil, a young executive, Julian, helps to foil the plan because he has fallen in love with Nina, the bistro’s waitress. Aurelia lures the corporation executives to the underground in the sewer system.
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TICKETS & CALENDAR
• Reserved seat tickets are $23; Senior and Students are $19; Thursday performances (March 30 and April 6) are $19 for everyone. The ten performances are Friday-Sunday, March 24-26; Thursday-Sunday, March 30-April 2; and Thursday-Saturday, April 6-8.
Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.,
except for the 2 p.m. Sunday matinées.
• An Opening Night Gala with refreshments following the show is open to all those who purchase tickets to the March 24 performance. The VLT also has 20 assisted-listening devices available on a first-come basis each night
• Season Ticket Holders may purchase tickets starting February 22.
• General Public sales begin March 8.
• Patrons may order tickets on-line at TheVLT.com or through the box office. For more information on tickets, call 541-344-7751 or send an email to [email protected] The Very Little Theatre is located at 2350 Hilyard St. in Eugene.
Michelle Sellers as Aurelia
Erika Jane Johnston as Constance
Annie Pusey as Gabrielle
Cody Mendonca as Sewer Man
Sabrina Gross as Nina
Sheldon Hall as Julian
Darryl Marzyck as The Sergeant
Will Vanderbilt as President #1
Claude Offenbacher as President #2
Rob Roberts as President #3
Gene Chin as Prospector
Mark Anderson as the Waiter
Darius Bunce as the Mute
Michael P. Watkins