Art And Culture

French Play Open at Da Theater

French Play Open at Da TheaterFrench Play Open at Da Theater

A physical theater performance, titled ‘The Maids’, directed by Reyhaneh Nabian is currently on stage at Tehran’s Da Theater Hall.

A prominent work of French dramatist Jean Genet (1910-1986), ‘The Maids’ narrates the story of two infamous sisters Solange and Claire, who brutally murder their employer and her daughter in the French city of Le Mans.

In the story, the two housemaids construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress (Madame) is away, Honaronline reports.

The play based on a real story of sisters Christine and Lea Papin who were never found and arrested by police, said Nabian.

“We have slightly changed the plot, in a way that the sisters are house owners,” said the director.

The play is a physical performance, a genre of theatrical performance which has to be effective enough to impress and even shock the audience, Nabian said. “Using the color red in the décor and clothes, as a symbol of luxury and royal life, creates a contrast with the life of a maid, working in the kitchen, scrubbing the floors and washing things all the time.”

The 40-minute show will be performed by Nabian and Maral Ostadi, until June 2 at the venue, located at No. 26, Jahanmehr St., Shahid Gomnam Ave., Fatemi Square.