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Based on Emile Zola’s novel, Au Bonheur des Dames, this play is set in Paris late 19th Century, when a young woman, Denise Baudu, arrives with her young brother to stay with their uncle, who manages a small drapery shop. As the entire block is selling out to Octave Mouret, an ambitious young magnate determined to build the first massive department store, only Denise’s uncle refuses to sell. The balance of power shifts when Denise seeks work from Mouret, and he falls completely in love with her.
Winner of the inaugural Mitch Matthews Award.
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