The Maids NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
60%
Mixed
33%
Negative
7%
Members say
Slow, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent

About the Show

Outliers Theatre Co. presents its inaugural production, a revival of Jean Genet's beautiful and controversial play, a dazzling mirror maze of identity, status, and
cruelty.

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Member Reviews (15)

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815 Reviews | 889 Followers
58
Confusing, Dated, Indulgent

See it if you are a fan of Genet and like intimate settings. Some good performances.

Don't see it if translation is dated. Main actors so disparate in style–don't mesh. Nelson plays as a cuckold straight guy. Hard to see a maid in there.

791 Reviews | 1003 Followers
50
Dated, Strange, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like small strange intimate shows. Staging is somewhat immersive which I enjoyed.

Don't see it if Show is short but parts seem to go on forever due to 'talky' scenes with not a lot of action. No AC, which makes the setting uncomfortable.

167 Reviews | 25 Followers
73
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense

See it if like thought-provoking plays, expressed by girls played by men in drag (as suggested by author) brings class struggle idea to surface.

Don't see it if you like light entretaiment, comedies, musicals etc.

72 Reviews | 18 Followers
68
Great writing, Profound, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like Jean Genet and great texts.

Don't see it if You expect great production values.

60 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Riveting, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A small production in size and a brilliant one in talent. Absorbing performance. Prize worthy.

Don't see it if Intimate setting is not your thing. A play within a play might not be your preference .

39 Reviews | 33 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you cherish strong bold performances in intimate spaces. The acting, led by James Nelson is some of best in indie theater

Don't see it if you need the A/C blasting. Theater was pretty hot and handheld fans are the only damage control. Also if you hate gender-bending casting

24 Reviews | 2 Followers
48
Dated, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Slow

See it if Ready to spend hour+ wondering why....

Don't see it if You have better way of spending that time...

22 Reviews | 3 Followers
80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Slow, Great writing

See it if you love this strange, ambitious play and want to see some great actors take it on and really create a great atmosphere in the room.

Don't see it if Genet is not your cup of tea and you dislike very hot theaters.

Critic Reviews (1)

Fuck Yeah Great Plays
August 2nd, 2016

"With a show that deals heavily in facades and power plays, putting two white men in the service of a trans woman of color has the potential to bring modern politics into a classic tale...And while Outliers’ production isn’t as groundbreaking as I’d hoped, it’s still a strong show...When Claire and Solange are left to their own devices, the dramatic tension is all in the text but lacking in performance. Parts felt like a really great scene study class, but I hoped for more."
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