The Balcony

By Jean Genet
Directed by David Sinaiko
March 9, 2014

A landmark of experimental theater and a profound meditation on power and illusion, The Balcony follows a group of patrons at an upscale brothel who role play as “pillars of society” while a revolution rages outside in the surrounding city. As the insurrection spreads, the patrons begin to embody their roles more fervently in a counter-revolutionary effort to restore order and maintain the status quo.