The Madwoman of Chaillot

Critics

LemonMeter

70 %

Reviews: 5

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

Liquid (and comedic) gold fuels this feminist, fantastical, frack-tured fairy tale. Oil is discovered under Paris, and Countess Aurelia and her kooky coterie are determined to drive away the evil corporate profiteers lying in wait. A can't miss rallying-cry for those who crave a satisfying David vs. Goliath fable in the form of incisive, side-splittingly funny theatre.

Reviews

As director, Shroyer delivers a perfectly acceptable rendering of the text, smoothly handled by all (as one would expect of a classical theater ensemble), but missing the vital spark that transforms a literary work into a glowingly dramatic one.

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


The current production at A Noise Within under Stephanie Shroyer's direction is a workmanlike effort crafted by a seasoned ensemble. One's grateful to have it performed, but its lunatic charm is never fully realized.

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Director Stephanie Shroyer does what she can with her superb cast to make it entertaining, but is sabotaged from the beginning by the playwright.

sweet-sour - Dale Reynolds - Edge Media Network - ...read full review


A work that defies easy labels, “The Madwoman of Chaillot” delivers insightful social criticism with sharp-eyed realism, then veers abruptly into a whimsical utopian fantasy. L.A. veteran stage director Stephanie Shroyer proves an ideal choice to steer A Noise Within's ensemble through the play's mash-up of classical and modernist elements.

sweet - Philip Brandes - LA Times - ...read full review


It's taken A Noise Within a quarter-century to add Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman Of Chaillot to their long list of classics brought to contemporary life. Their timing (and the production they have mounted) could hardly be better.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


As director, Shroyer delivers a perfectly acceptable rendering of the text, smoothly handled by all (as one would expect of a classical theater ensemble), but missing the vital spark that transforms a literary work into a glowingly dramatic one.

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


The current production at A Noise Within under Stephanie Shroyer's direction is a workmanlike effort crafted by a seasoned ensemble. One's grateful to have it performed, but its lunatic charm is never fully realized.

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Director Stephanie Shroyer does what she can with her superb cast to make it entertaining, but is sabotaged from the beginning by the playwright.

sweet-sour - Dale Reynolds - Edge Media Network - ...read full review


A work that defies easy labels, “The Madwoman of Chaillot” delivers insightful social criticism with sharp-eyed realism, then veers abruptly into a whimsical utopian fantasy. L.A. veteran stage director Stephanie Shroyer proves an ideal choice to steer A Noise Within's ensemble through the play's mash-up of classical and modernist elements.

sweet - Philip Brandes - LA Times - ...read full review


It's taken A Noise Within a quarter-century to add Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman Of Chaillot to their long list of classics brought to contemporary life. Their timing (and the production they have mounted) could hardly be better.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review