Genet loosely based his play on the infamous sisters Christine and Léa Papin, who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933. Solange and Claire are two housemaids who construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their Madame is away. The focus of their role-playing is the murder of Madame and they take turns portraying both sides of the power divide. Their deliberate pace and devotion to detail guarantees that they always fail to actualize their fantasies by ceremoniously "killing" Madame at the ritual's dénouement.
The Play will be performed in 360° seating at SAPP, where the audience will be seating on all four sides.
The play is a collaborative effort of Alliance Française de Bombay and St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts.
A Metamorphosis Theatre Inc. Presentation