Event Information
Theater for the New City Presents
Madame Tellier's Establishment
Sunday, August 19, 2012 through Friday, August 24, 2012

Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival

Length: 0 hrs 55 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

In a Normandy port city, much to the surprise of her regular clientele, Mme Tellier decides to shut down her successful brothel in order to travel back to her hometown to attend the confirmation of her niece. As she doesn’t trust her “girls” to stay in the house on their own, she brings them along to the tiny farming village. On their train journey, they meet a small-town couple and their duck who can’t quite believe their luck(husband)/misfortune(wife)/quack(duck) to be in a small compartment with four beautiful, sensuous creatures; along the way they also pick up an extremely obliging traveling ribbon salesman who only too happy to be squeezed into their 2nd class coach. Once arrived in Mme’s home village, the ladies are treated like celebrities and given the place of honor at the church. As the angelic little girls present themselves before the altar, each of the ladies, in turn become so moved, they begin to weep -- their weeping so moves the congregation the priest becomes convinced the women are the vessel of God. Mme Tellier hustles the girls out of town before her brother becomes “overcome” as well and they beat a quick retreat to the evening train. All ends well at the House of Tellier as the word spreads among the gentlemen of the city that “the ship has come to port” and each girl is able to re-assume her position as an archetype of the feminine in Mme’s collection, as she pours out half-price champagne.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.