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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This theatrical adaptation of a classic short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables) tells the tale of Reverend Hooper. The minister of a small town in Massachusetts circa 1710, Rev. Hooper creates a significant stir when he shows up for a Sunday service wearing a black veil over his face. With no explanation, he continues to wear the veil for the duration of the day, even during a wedding ceremony. As a matter of fact, it doesn't look like Rev. Hooper ever plans to remove this mysterious black veil from his face. But ... why? Hawthorne's story is a timeless examination of fear, guilt and superstition that bears more than a passing similarity to some beliefs that still persist today. Learn More
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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