The Maids

Feb 15, 2019 to Feb 17, 2019
Jean Genet
Translated by: 
Benedict Andrews/Andrew Upton
Directed by: 
Erica Vannon
Theatre B
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 2:00pm


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.


Cast of The Maids
Role Name
Solange Britny Horton
Claire Victoria McFadden
Mistress Cora Lassen

Artistic Team

Artistic Team of The Maids
Title Name
Director Erica Vannon
Dramaturg Molly Winstead
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.


Tickets for Gallery Productions are available in the Theatre lobby one hour before showtime.
Tickets are free for University of Iowa students (with a valid ID) and $5 for general admission.

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