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. More…
Solange and Claire are two housemaids who construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress (Madame) is away. The focus of their role-playing is the murder of Madame and they take turns portraying both sides of the power divide. Their deliberate pace and devotion to detail guarantees that they always fail to actualize their fantasies by ceremoniously "killing" Madame at the ritual's dénouement.
See it if You would like a well-acted production of a play about play-acting maids and their fantasies run amock
Don't see it if You want everything to be a neat package without derangement
See it if you absolutely must. See it if you can look past some uneven, listless and lifeless acting and "non" staged staging.
Don't see it if you want to see a show that was intended to shock you... cause this one misses the point. There's no hunger, no urgency.
See it if I went to see this play last night and it was an unexpected surprise. The cast deliver a professional representation of the material.
Don't see it if This is a small scale play in a small theater. While I prefer smaller since I think it is more immediate it might not be for everyone.
See it if You want to discover a true-crime, existential, classic performed by actors at the top of their game.
Don't see it if You don’t like small theater spaces, independent theater company's working on a budget.
See it if You want to be absorbed by timeless intrigue amidst interpersonal alliances and conflicts
Don't see it if You are looking for a Broadway musical
See it if Jean Genet's The Maids poses complicated issues of identity and social class. It is a difficult play and the actors did very well.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in complex theate that makes you think
See it if You are interested in Jean Genet, like an intimate theater setting, you think about income inequality, want to see an absorbing play.
Don't see it if You want a glitzy Broadway show or don't want to follow a complex, challenging story