June – July 2007
Scena Theatre presents Jean Genet’s story of society men who act out their peculiar fantasies within the confines of a brothel.
“The wonderful costumes designed by Alisa Mandel are a scandalous mix of excess and erotica; Black lace garter belts and G strings on stage with the flowing, ornate robes of a bishop provide a visual collage of creative design rarely seen outside of the largest theatres. Platform Doc Martins are another symbolic nod to political power making the powerful men tower over their minions. This is one play where the costumes have an important role to play and Ms. Mandel makes sure they are front and center.” — DC Theatre Scene