The end justifies the means

Chloe lives in Washington D.C. with his tax lawyer husband whose ambition is to reach the top of the judicial system. Charming and quick-witted, affectionately nicknamed as The Parisian Woman by her husband, Chloe wants to do anything and everything to help her husband succeed and is willing to take some very drastic steps to accomplish it. Is it the endless loyalty, egotism or an attempt to escape from her mundane life?
The Parisian Woman gives an inside look to the administrative side of the US political climate which, after the election of Donald Trump in 2016, turned even more acutely into a battlefield of different worldviews and power dynamics. Still, the play is not merely a political drama centred around the United States of America. Chloe, amidst the fiery power plays, is a perfect example of a seemingly harmless house cat who can coax even the political giants of the current day into her games. However, such games are dangerous because by blurring the lines of truth and what’s right, you might find yourself in over your head.

Beau Willimon (born 1977) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He is the creator of the Netflix series House of Cards. In 2012, his movie The Ides of March was nominated for an Oscar. The Parisian Woman is one of his newer plays with central themes of sex, power and politics. The play premiered in Hudson Theatre on Broadway in 2017 with Uma Thurman as the lead making her debut on Broadway. Willimon also has a connection to Estonia. Namely, in the 90s after finishing college, he had a fellowship working at the Ministry of the Interior.

Premiere: September 27, 2019 in KUMU Auditorium

NB! Latecomers are not allowed to enter and the ticket money will not be refunded! 

Author: Beau Willimon
Translator: Kalle Hein
Director: Aare Toikka
Designer: Iir Hermeliin
Sound designer: Veiko Tubin
Lighting designer: Sander Põllu
Video designer: Sander Põldsaar
Cast: Katariina Tamm, Merle Palmiste (Estonian Drama Theatre), Henessi Schmidt, Margus Prangel (Von Glehn Theatre), Tanel Saar
Photographer: Siim Vahur


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