L'Atelier Theatre Productions revives this Jean Genet classic about a pair of rebellious maids. Performed in French with English supertitles, More…
Every night, the maids stage a fantasized revolution against their mistress Madame. Every night they fail miserably. But last night they took a step toward reality. They plotted against Monsieur and had the police lock him up. Family and class wars unfold. 'The Maids' explores the power structures and brutality inherent in modern society.
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.
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
See it if you like Genet. This is an intelligent production, very well acted
Don't see it if you don't know French, you hate supertitles, and you don't understand Genet