Domestic Help

Felix, a clown who wasn't funny enough to make it in entertainment, gets placed in a domestic help position for Margaret, a woman who needs help managing the day-to-day as she works on a neverending to-do list. Felix is good at taking orders, but his job performance begins to suffer once he notices the children in Margaret's backyard.
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Domestic Help

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  • Alexander Perez:
    28 Apr. 2022
    An excellently crafted absurdist short that pits duty and morality at odds with one another as Felix the Clown does his best to make everyone (except himself) happy. He and Margaret's back and forth harkens back to absurdist masters of yore while never allowing their tempo or rhythm to corrupt the story at hand. Jigour's razor sharp brand of comedy by way of unease is spectacularly all their own.

    Now can someone let those kids back in? It's raining outside.
  • Kevin Delin:
    4 Jul. 2021
    At first whimsical and absurdist, Jigour's short play rapidly pivots into darker, metaphorical territory. Subtext rides just under each line and the words take us on a journey of self-examination through the allegory of a sensitive clown and an aloof employer. Actors will enjoy the complexity of the seemingly simple dialogue.