Hastings College Theatre opens season with ‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’

madwoman logo sizedThe Hastings College Theatre Department opens the 2016-17 season with its production of “The Madwoman of Chaillot” by Jean Giraudoux. The “poetic, comic fable” set in Paris follows the title character as she combats greedy prospectors willing to tear up the city while on the hunt for oil.

The show runs October 20-23 in Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.) with performances at 7:30 p.m. October 20, 21 and 22, and a 2:00 p.m. matinee on October 23. Tickets are $8 for the public and $5 for seniors and students. The show is free for Hastings College students, faculty and staff and Crimson Connection members. Reservations can be made in advance by emailing tickets@hastings.edu.

“The Madwoman of Chaillot”

“The Madwoman of Chaillot” is a satirical fable. Promoters plot to tear up the city in order to unearth the riches they believe are buried beneath it. These plans come to the attention of the neighborhood “madwoman,” the essence of goodness and common sense. Seeing that the world is being turned into an unhappy place by those who are greedy for money and power, she mounts a trial of the unjust. Joy, justice and love return to the world again…so, of course it is a fantasy.


  • Jim Friztler – Professor of Theatre


  • Aurelie – Sabrina Maxwell of North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Irma – Emma Atuire of Denver, Colorado
  • Pierre/Sewerman – Adam Camp of Erie, Colorado
  • Constance – Maggie Ortiz of Denver, Colorado
  • Gabrielle – Caylan Hirschman of Norfolk, Nebraska  
  • Dr. Jadin/Josephine – Carly Cremers of Columbus, Nebraska
  • Ragpicker – Alex Rieflin of Doniphan, Nebraska
  • Chairman – Danielle Ryan of Aurora, Colorado
  • Baron – Basil Rabayda of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Prospector – Austin Heinlein of Hutchinson, Kansas
  • Singer –  Rebecca Holcomb of Parker, Colorado
  • Flower Girl – Cheyenne Knehans of Riverton, Nebraska
  • Deaf Boy/Small Investor – Nathanael Sass of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Shoelace – Barrett Russell of Saronville, Nebraska
  • Stock Broker – Dodge Weishaar of Bison, South Dakota
  • Lifeguard/Dirty Man – Joseph Daake of Kearney, Nebraska
  • Waiter(ess) – Greer Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Police – Randi Scoggins of Grand Island, Nebraska

Crew List

  • Stage Manager – Miranda Aschoff of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Assistant Stage Manager – Kiley Logan of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • CoScenic Designer-Crew Head – Nate Mohlman of Blue Hill, Nebraska
  • Scenic Assistant – Joe Jahn of Columbus, Nebraska
  • Properties Crew Head – Alyssa Rock of Denver, Colorado
  • Properties Assistant – Kaitlyn Golgoski of Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Masks and Puppets Designer – Andrew Mickey of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Lighting Designer-Crew Head – Mason Brooks of Hordville, Nebraska
  • Box Office Manager – Jordan Samuelson of Kearney, Nebraska
  • Sound Crew Head – Bethany Turner of Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Sound Assistant – Jacki Rollins of Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • Costumes Coordinator – Victoria Green of Broomfield, Colorado
  • Hair & Makeup Coordinator – Sam Crossett of Cocolalla, Idaho

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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