Red Bull Theater are presenting Jean Genet's The Maids for a strictly limited engagement at Theater at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Mr. Berger directs a company that features Ana Reeder, Jeanine Serralles, and J Smith-Cameron. The Maids will run 90 minutes, with no intermission. Their annual BENEFIT PERFORMANCE & PARTY was held Sunday, March 11th. Among the guests in attendance were playwrights Kenneth Lonergan and Nicky Silver, actors Michael Emerson, Matthew Rauch, and Oscar winner Estelle Parsons.
About the show: "Revenge tragedy meets film noir in this seductively playful and incendiary masterpiece. House-maid sisters Solange and Claire spend their days dreaming of escape, while their bourgeois employer Madame floats through life on champagne bubbles - until fantasies turn deadly in this thrilling psychological kaleidoscope of a play. Set in a phantasmagoric world of masks and mirrors, ceremonies and sensuality, heightened language and beautiful gesture, The Maids is ritualistic exploration of class, the nature of identity, and the power of imagination. Red Bull Theater presents this rare revival, the first major New York revival of this modern classic in years, in a uniquely intimate and immersive setting with limited seating in the round."
Performances of The Maids are Tuesday & Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm. Thursday & Friday evenings at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Visit www.redbulltheater.com for complete calendar. Tickets from $20 may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101.
Photo Credit: Nan Melville.