The Satin Slipper is The Storm Theatre's second offering from French playwright, poet and diplomat Paul Claudel. Considered one of the 20th century's greatest geniuses, his work has been strangely neglected in the English speaking world. This passionate epic, set in the Golden Age of Spain, spans several continents and many years, exploring the clash between human and Divine love and its role in salvation of mankind. In the process, this cosmic romance cuts to the core of human existence in a way that only the greatest of dramas can. Originally nine hours long, Claudel cut the script down to four hours and forty five minutes for its world premiere in 1943 (directed and starring Jean Louis Barrault) at the Commedie Francaise during the Nazi occupation. This production has been abridged to 2 hrs and 45 minutes of sublime story telling.