Synopsis

The Balcony

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Jean Genet

Large Mixed Cast

The setting of Jean Genet's celebrated play is a brothel that caters to refined sensibilities and peculiar tastes

Here men from all walks of life don the garb of their fantasies and act them out ...

A man from the gas company wears the robe and mitre of a bishop

Another customer becomes a flagellant judge

Another becomes a victorious general

And a bank clerk defiles the Virgin Mary

While these costumed diversions take place, outside a revolution rages which has isolated the brothel from the rest of the rebel-controlled city

In a stunning series of macabre, climactic scenes, Genet presents his unique caustic view of man and society

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