A Noise Within, the acclaimed classical repertory theatre, presents the second production of their 25th Anniversary Season, The Maids, by French dramatist Jean Genet. 

Jean Genet (1910 – 1986) was a novelist and exponent of the theater of the absurd. Discovered and championed by the existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre, Genet was an orphan, thief, and homosexual who had spent most of his youth in prison. There he developed his personal credo: to harden himself against pain.

In The Maids, Solange and Claire are two housemaids who construct elaborate role-play rituals when their mistress (Madame) is away. The focus of their role-play is the murder of Madame and they take turns portraying both sides of the power divide. Jean Genet loosely based his play on the infamous sisters Christine and Léa Papin, who made headlines by brutally murdering their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933. 

Details:

Contact the A Noise Within box office in person, via phone at 626-356-3100, or online at www.ANoiseWithin.org for updated pricing and seat availability.

A Noise Within 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

'The Maids' by Jean Genet

When
September 18 - November 12, 2016
Where
A Noise Within
3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

A Noise Within, the acclaimed classical repertory theatre, presents the second production of their 25th Anniversary Season, The Maids, by French dramatist Jean Genet. 

Jean Genet (1910 – 1986) was a novelist and exponent of the theater of the absurd. Discovered and championed by the existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre, Genet was an orphan, thief, and homosexual who had spent most of his youth in prison. There he developed his personal credo: to harden himself against pain.

In The Maids, Solange and Claire are two housemaids who construct elaborate role-play rituals when their mistress (Madame) is away. The focus of their role-play is the murder of Madame and they take turns portraying both sides of the power divide. Jean Genet loosely based his play on the infamous sisters Christine and Léa Papin, who made headlines by brutally murdering their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933. 

Details:

Contact the A Noise Within box office in person, via phone at 626-356-3100, or online at www.ANoiseWithin.org for updated pricing and seat availability.

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