The Maids (L'Atelier Theatre)
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The Maids (L'Atelier Theatre)
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The Maids (L'Atelier Theatre) NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(3 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
33%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Well acted, Challenging, Clever

About the Show

L'Atelier Theatre Productions revives this Jean Genet classic about a pair of rebellious maids. Performed in French with English supertitles,

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Classic, Challenging, Well acted, Straightforward

See it if you're fluent in French and want to see a pretty straightforward staging or if you're familiar with the play and want to see it in French.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy low-budget downtown theater or reading supertitles. You need good sight lines at all times and dislike hard folding chairs. Read more

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Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if Must see. Extraordinary production of one of the great plays. Dark and perverse power fantasies played out with A+ staging.

Don't see it if In French w/ subtitles, tho much better if you understand some basic French. Prob not for kids- but there *was* an entire school class there

Critic Reviews (4)

C
March 10th, 2017

"Most importantly, Codec and Townsend imbue their roles with an intensity that embodies the bond between the sisters as a crackling mix of hostility and a deep, borderline sensual love...The subtitles weren't always easy to read across the well-lit stage, but we agreed that the performance was compelling...'Les Bonnes' is both a satisfying revival of Genet and an auspicious debut for L'Atelier."
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Let's Talk Off-Broadway
March 29th, 2017

"To have seen this great, passionate production is a life treasure...This was a stunning production...The set design, by Lloyd Huber and Di Girolamo, was as imaginative and emotionally signifying as any I’ve ever seen...The heat of emotions and tightly entwined dialog of these two sisters, who know each other too well, was breathtaking...The best I can say by way of apologies that it’s not there for you now is: keep an eye on L’Atelier Theatre Productions and La MaMa."
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Plays to See
March 15th, 2017

“None of the intensity of the play is lost in translation. And what intensity there is...Though little actually happens, the intensity of the psychological rabbit hole Genet conjures is enough to keep the audience hooked…The subtitles can prove distracting...If you spend too much time dwelling on the quickly flashing subtitles on the back wall, you might miss the impressive performances of the actors...Nevertheless, L’Atelier Theatre’s 'The Maids' is a profound production.”
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NY Theatre Guide
March 11th, 2017

"The work couldn’t be a more relevant choice for the contemporary bureaucratic landscape…It’s rare to see an experimental work so well put together. The cast and creative team expertly navigated the fine line between chaos and structure…If this work is any indication, L’Atelier Théâtre Productions’ contribution to New York theatre is irreplaceable, potent, and unrestrained. Their future productions are to be eagerly awaited."
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