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Event Information

Title: THE MAIDS
Venue:
Venables Theatre
The Maids by Jean Genet
Okanagan Zone Theatre Festival Event 6 of 7

Presented by Asparagus Community Theatre (Armstrong)

Solange and Claire are two housemaids who construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress (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.

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.

Jean Genet’s The Maids, [...] turns 70 next year but still offers the lure of something wicked: moral putrefaction, erotic abandon, galvanic electrodes applied to social and theatrical norms. - The Telegraph

Single Ticket Prices for each show in the festival (including all service charges):
    Regular: $22.50
    Student: $8.00 (with valid student ID)

Discounts (use "Okanagan Zone Festival Passes" link in left margin of web page):
    $20.00 per show when purchasing three or more shows
    $122.50 for all seven shows - that works out to only $17.50 each