Translated from the French by Simon Werle
"I will be beautiful."
Claire and Solange are employees of Madam. When she is away, the sisters begin to play a game.They act out the power structures of the household in which they live, melodramatically, histrionically, taking pleasure in violence and submission. So far they are only rehearsing, but the ultimate aim is clear: the actual murder of their mistress. Gradually, the boundaries between role-play and reality, imagination and the real world become increasingly blurred.
"One thing needs to be noted: this is not a plea on behalf of maids. I presume there is a trade union for domestic workers – that is not our concern." (Jean Genet)
Stage lighting Robert Grauel
2 December, 2017, Deutsches Theater