Chez the Maidenly Madam

Zain Alabedein Saleh  |  Creative and Critical Writings  |  2018  |  Syria
“Chez the Maidenly Madam” is a contemporary theater project, taking as location Damascus in present days, inspired from the play “The Maids” by Jean Genet. The scenario involves two uneducated young brothers, who work in a garage in war times. Their mother, authoritarian with a strong character, is a sex worker who goes out every night. In her absence, one of the two brothers dresses in her clothes and plays the role of the mother, thereby addressing issues of gender, power and family.