Jean Genet's The Maids
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The last date listed for The Maids was Sunday June 27, 2010 / 7:00pm.
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NoHo's Eclectic Company Theatre lives up to its name with this two-part collection of new short works. From raucous comedies and social satires to serious dramas and supernatural fantasy, these 12 one-acts provide a vast variety of intriguing genres and stories. Among them are the self-explanatory Three Very Offensive Scenes About the Founding Fathers and Frankenstud, about a woman who summons her dream guy through New Age manifestation. Each of the works was written by a member of the company, showing off the incredible array of talent within the group. Please see the full event description for the program lineup. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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This is a good opportunity to see a seldom produced play, and to be challenged as an audience member. For theatre buffs, and students of theatre history, I suggest first delving a little into the historical context of not only the story's origin, but the effect that it had on key writers of the time. Jean Genet is know as a writer of the theatre of the absurd...a theatrical style of the time. A quick Internet search will give audience members more context and understanding while watching the show.....which is still relevant on its own merits as a story and exploration of human behaviors and heightened affects of oppression.
Quotes & Highlights
“Nicole Erb and Rachel Kanouse take Genet’s 90-minute one-act to even creepier depths. Director Armina LaManna’s deliberate pacing helps create an overall sense of unease, as though the actors have lost themselves in the characters, who, in turn, have lost themselves inside a twisted, waking nightmare.” —backstage.com
“The actors skillfully and meticulously navigate the shoals of shifting fantasy and reality.” —_LA Weekly _
Produced by Rachel Kanouse and Armina LaManna
Directed by Armina LaManna
Featuring Meagan English, Nicole Erb
and Rachel Kanouse