by Jean Genet
directed by Connor Berkompas
SAN DIEGO, CA | Tenth Avenue Arts Center - January 10-12
SEATTLE, WA | Issac Studio Theatre - January 17-19
BOZEMAN, MT | The Ellen Theatre - February 28-March 1
THE MAIDS is freely based on the true story of the Papin sisters, two live-in maids who killed their employer's wife and daughter. Jean Genet's 1947 psychodrama takes us deep into the "shadows where servants live.” Each night, sisters Claire and Solange perform a dangerous ceremony when their socialite employer is away. As they religiously enact the murder of their mistress, the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur.
This boldly intimate production explores Genet’s seductive world of role-playing where gender identity, power, and desire are constantly in flux.