In a luxurious bedroom, Solange and Claire, two housemaids, construct fantastic sadomasochistic rituals when their Mistress is away to transgress the power divide between Maid and Mistress. When Madame unexpectedly returns home one evening, the sisters are caught between the reality of their social positions and their desire for power and revenge. An intense psychological thriller, The Maids offers a vicious analysis of the class system and a provocative exploration of sexuality. A contemporary adaptation of Jean Genet's masterpiece by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton.
This production contains explicit language, sexual content, and some violence. Sexual violence is mentioned onstage but is not enacted. There is no nudity, but dressing and undressing occurs onstage.
|Scenic Designer||Alex Casillas|
|Costume Designer||Aella Rose-Hill|
|Lighting Designer||Kim Fain|
|Sound Designer||Colten Langfitt|
|Stage Manager||Spencer Clouse*|
|Assistant Stage Managers||Kayla Garza, Kierra Walker|
*Appears by permission of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
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