join the simple theater for a magical interlude
by jean giraudoux ~ translated by maurice valency
A small French town waits for their young school teacher, Isabel, to discover the answer to the existential question—are the world of the flesh and the world of the spirit mutually exclusive? A mysterious ghost offers to lead Isabel through the veil, but will he let her return to life? While the ultra-rational government- sent, Inspector, pushes this town and this girl toward “science and order”, the Supervisor of Weights and Measures wraps them in practical inspiration.
In this work of great theatricality, Jean Giraudoux provides his characters with the opportunity for an interlude, a magical transition, and a world where wit and lightness illuminate the delicate moments of balance between life, death, love, science, intellect and inspiration.
thursdays- saturdays at 8pm
sundays at 7pm
the athenaeum theatre
2936 north southport avenue
purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com 312.902.1500
or call the athenaeum theatre box office at
group rates available for 10 or more,
to book your group
call the simple theater at 773-832-0651