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The two performers are shirtless and posed seductively. They have pink lipstick and blue, smokey eyeshadow. Their make up has been aggressively smeared across their faces and bodies.
The two performers are shirtless and posed seductively. They have pink lipstick and blue, smokey eyeshadow. Their make up has been aggressively smeared across their faces and bodies.
 
 
 
Theatre  

THE MAIDS

One Mistress, Two Maids, and a ferocious game of make believe
Presented by: Samuel Russo & Adam Ibrahim
 
30 Jan – 9 Feb
Preview:
Wed 30 Jan
Season:
Wed - Sun 7.30pm
Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Each night, in the absence of their mistress, two maids, Solonge and Claire, enact a perverse, elaborate fantasy of bloody murder. Night in, night out, they role-play the sadistic slaughter of their Madame. Trapped by circumstance this ritual has become their only form of escape.

Seething with deliciously violent sensuality, this riotous exploration of class, gender and sexuality is delivered with a high octane glitter-slap of homoerotic theatricality.

In a dark, comic, drag ritual of the finest form, The Maids adorn the garments reserved for their Madame, drink in the power that clings to them and play a treacherous game of make believe.

Genet's contemporary masterpiece reimagined by two of Melbourne's most exciting award-winning theatre makers Adam Ibrahim and Samuel Russo (How To Kill The Queen Of Pop, 2017) and performed with Green Room Award Nominee Artemis Ioannides (Wentworth, The Beautiful Lie, Angry Sexx).

Presented in partnership with Brunswick Mechanics Institute.

Nudity | Violence | Strobe lights | Smoke/haze | Smoking on stage   Latecomers not admitted - complete lock out for the entirety of the performance.


Image: @Kayzar

Wheelchair access Bar available 

When

30 Jan – 9 Feb
Preview:
Wed 30 Jan
Season:
Wed - Sun 7.30pm
Duration: 70 minutes
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No session
 
Session
 
Cancelled

Price

Full: $28
Group: $22 (min 8)
Conc: $22
Preview: $22

Where

Brunswick Mechanics Institute
270 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
Map - North
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