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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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. 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