THE MAIDS | by JEAN GENET
directed by Connor Berkompas
Two domestic servants,
deeply resentful of their social position, attempt to murder their mistress.
"Grotesque. Also FABULOUS"
- The San Diego Reader
"Excellent! Inspired and clever staging.” - Beth Accomando, KPBS Radio
- Normal Theatre Podcast
TOURING PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
About the Play
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 dwell."
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 power, gender identity, and desire are constantly in flux.
Nervous Theatre brings their contemporary adaptation of Genet's absurdist classic on the road in the company's inaugural touring production.
Artistic Director Connor Berkompas and actor Sympathie the Clown discuss THE MAIDS on San Diego's KPBS Radio!
Marissa Del Gatto
The Maids is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
San Diego, CA
Tenth Avenue Arts Center
January 10-12, 2020
Isaac Studio Theatre
January 17-19, 2020
The Ellen Theatre
February 28-March 1, 2020