The Maids (The Seeing Place Theater)
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The Maids (The Seeing Place Theater)
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The Maids (The Seeing Place Theater) NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(32 Reviews)
Positive
60%
Mixed
31%
Negative
9%
Members say
Great acting, Slow, Confusing, Quirky, Ambitious

About the Show

Seeing Place Theater presents Jean Genet's classic in which two sisters, maids to a wealthy society woman, act out fantasies of class, love and revenge.

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Member Reviews (32)

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984 Reviews | 229 Followers
70
Great acting, Edgy, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if A play that has some good acting and direction. If you dont care that its not great, however.

Don't see it if It is not a fantastic all around story but interesting enough.

812 Reviews | 221 Followers
71
Banal, Relevant, Slow, Quirky, Great acting

See it if you appreciate young talent giving all to their performances. You like drama that allows you to contrast past haves and have-nots to today.

Don't see it if you want spiffy action - this ongoing plotting is not the most exciting. You have to view this pay as a product of another age.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
82
Gripping, Uneven, Personal as political, Unsettling, Smart

See it if you'd like a chance to reevaluate a classic modern play in our era of enormous power differential between haves & have-nots.

Don't see it if you get claustrophobic in tiny theater spaces: here you will feel the breeze whenever the actors whoosh by. Read more

612 Reviews | 125 Followers
70
Edgy, Confusing, Slow, Quirky

See it if Two maids play role games thinking of way to kill their mistress.

Don't see it if Dark at time and confusing too. If you are looking for a funny story.

501 Reviews | 103 Followers
12
What were they thinking?

See it if You want to see an old play done in a very intimate and black box setting

Don't see it if You have no connection to this play. The play is very old very outdated and they didn’t do anything to make it stand out or become different Read more

403 Reviews | 104 Followers
73
Absurdist, Great staging, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if your interested in Genet's ideas about how the underprivileged and underappreciated might react to their lack of an escape.

Don't see it if you recognized, like I did, that the real story, that Genet based this play on, is much more interesting today. Read more

334 Reviews | 70 Followers
96
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, A bit creepy, in a good way, Engrossing

See it if You want to see something completely different from anything else available. It's worth the trip to the East Village for this odd piece.

Don't see it if You don't like to be fully engaged in what you're seeing, or if you are not a fan of small black box theatres. Read more

265 Reviews | 52 Followers
89
Absorbing, Slow, Clever, Relevant, Intense

See it if You haven't seen this gripping show before, or even if you have. The Seeing Place Theatre always adds to my understanding with their work.

Don't see it if You don't like small intimate theatre, or want something funny. This thoughtful, involving piece speaks to today's growing income inequality

Critic Reviews (1)

Times Square Chronicles
April 10th, 2019

"There a few things that make it difficult to catch onto the absurd tone of the piece. The first is that the pacing is a bit slow in challenging places...As a director, Ms. Cronican makes excellent use of the layout of Mike Mroch’s scenic design...No material is wasted in this repertory production...I encourage support for The Seeing Place Theater because their mission is simple and clear, and evidence demonstrates their achievement of it."
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