November 18, 2008 - March 22, 2009
Mary Winton Green
THE MAIDSWritten by Jean Genet
Translation by Martin Crimp
Directed by Jimmy McDermott
Featuring Elizabeth Laidlaw, Niki Lindgren and Helen Sadler
When the mistress is away, the maids will play. Two women in service to a younger socialite pass the moments of their day in playacting and fantasy. As the line between fantasy and reality begins to disintegrate, their games take a deadly turn. Jealousy, resentment, sexual tension and murder converge in this 1947 classic French thriller. Jimmy McDermott, one of the city’s most exciting young directors, brings his trademark edginess to this seminally rebellious play.
Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission.
Scenic Design by Brian Sidney Bembridge
Lighting Design by Pete Dully
Costume Design by Rachel Anne Healy
Sound Design by Josh Schmidt