When tickets went on sale in late March, Lincoln Center Festival broke records for first day of single ticket sales for the 2014 festival, taking in $704,000 at the box office. STC's staging of Jean Genet's The Maids was among the productions that helped deliver the record-breaking figures.
An additional 2 PM matinee on Aug. 9 has now been added to the 13-performance Lincoln Center Festival run of The Maids, which is scheduled to play a limited Aug. 6-16 engagement at New York City Center. Tickets for the added performance will go on sale July 30.
The Maids features Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine," A Streetcar Named Desire) opposite Isabelle Huppert and Elizabeth Debicki. Directed by Benedict Andrews, The Maids arrives in New York after a June 2013 engagement in Sydney. The staging has production design by Alice Babidge and lighting design by Nick Schlieper.
Here's how it's billed: "The play is set in a glamorous apartment crammed with flowers. Two maids, Claire and Solange (Blanchett and Huppert), are nearing the end of their psychological tether. Each night the sisters play a deadly game, or ceremony, creating their own theater in which they take turns playing the role of their mistress (Debicki)."