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The company unveiled its 2013 season on Thursday. "The Maids," which will be directed by Benedict Andrews, will run June 4 to July 20 in Sydney. The new English translation is by Andrews and Andrew Upton. Genet's 1947 play was inspired by the real-life story of the Papin sisters, who worked as maids and were convicted of murdering their employer.
In August, the Sydney Theatre Company said that Blanchett would be stepping down as co-artistic director. Upton, who is her husband, is staying on as sole artistic director. The company recently brought its production of "Uncle Vanya" to New York as part of the
The new season will also include a revival of Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," with
Huppert, whose film credits include "The Piano Teacher" and "La Ceremonie," has returned to the stage regularly throughout her career. She appeared in a touring production of
"La Ceremonie," in which Huppert co-starred with