March 02 - March 19, 2017
Thursday at Saturday at 7:30PM; Sunday at 2PM
First Floor Theatre | 74a East 4th Street
Directed by Oliver Henzler
Musical Composition by Leah Lawrence
Featuring Laura Lassy Townsend, Cloe Xhauflaire & Helene Godec
Produced by L'Atelier Theatre Productions
Every night, the maids stage a fantasized revolution against their mistress Madame. Every night they fail miserably. But last night they have taken a step into reality. They have plotted against Monsieur and had the police lock him up. Family and class wars unfold.
This new production of "Les Bonnes", the Maids by Jean Genet, in the original French, captures the grim substance of the sisters’ relationship while dissecting the brutal social powers at play. The ensemble’s rich world of physical symbolism and bursts of sound and song create a visceral experience, while elements of play and surprise catapult us into the here and now of Genet’s classic.
Running time: 90 minutes
The Maids is performed in French with English supertitles.