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SHE'S THE ULTIMATE IRRESISTIBLE FORCE
If oil were found beneath the streets of Paris, how would
civilization fare against the demands of corporate greed? The answer lies with
the flamboyantly determined woman whose quirky spirit informs this classic
20th-century comedy, as scathing as it is timely.
A syndicate of unscrupulous entrepreneurs plan to exploit a hitherto unsuspected resource: oil beneath the streets of Paris. Their only obstacle is the city itself, with its historic buildings, monuments and intractably bohemian inhabitants, all requiring to be swept away in pursuit of wealth.
With the spirit of art and culture pitted against the remorseless demands of commerce, it falls to a woman who has lived too long in the past to lead the fight for humanity’s future.
by Jean GiraudouxTranslated by David EdneyWorld première of translation commissioned by the Stratford FestivalDirector Donna Feore
Production support is generously
provided by Bob & Martie Sachs and by Alice & Tim
Support for the 2017 season of the Tom Patterson Theatre is
generously provided by Richard Rooney & Laura Dinner.
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