May 31, 2013

Fabulous Maids


Oh how I wish I could be in Sydney in the next few weeks!  The Sydney Theatre Company just updated their facebook cover photo with a photo of Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert who will be in their production of The Maids.

The Maids is a play by Jean Genet and translation from Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton.  From the press notes:

"Sibling rivalry, class envy and high fashion: a combustible combination in this short, sharp reworking of French bad boy of letters Jean Genet's 1947 play.

Genet loosely based his tale on the true story of the Papin sisters, maids convicted of killing their employer. His version of the tale depicts a series of sadomasochistic rituals in which housemaids Solange and Claire fantasise about killing their madame while - naturally - dressing up in her outfits."

The Maids will play from June 4 to July 20th.  I am secretly hoping that they bring this production to America just like when the brought over Vanya and Streetcar!

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