J. Smith-Cameron Employs The Maids Off-Broadway, Opening March 15

News   J. Smith-Cameron Employs The Maids Off-Broadway, Opening March 15
The Red Bull Theater revival of Jean Genet's The Maids, starring Ana Reeder, Jeanine Serralles and Tony Award nominee J. Smith-Cameron, officially opens Off-Broadway March 15 at the Theater at St. Clement's after previews that began March 6.

Ana Reeder and Jeanine Serralles
Ana Reeder and Jeanine Serralles Photo by Carol Rosegg

Red Bull artistic director Jesse Berger directs the 90-minute in-the-round staging of the classic revenge tale that will continue through April 1.

Smith-Cameron (Our Country's Good, As Bees in Honey Drown, "True Blood," "Margaret") plays Madame, with Reeder (Hedda Gabler, Top Girls, Sight Unseen) and Serralles (Maple and Vine, The Glass Cage) as her employees, Solange and Claire, respectively.

Here's how Red Bull bills the work: "Revenge tragedy meets film noir in this seductively playful and incendiary masterpiece. House-maid sisters Solange and Claire spend their days dreaming of escape, while their bourgeois employer Madame floats through life on champagne bubbles - until fantasies turn deadly in this thrilling psychological kaleidoscope of a play. Set in a phantasmagoric world of masks and mirrors, ceremonies and sensuality, heightened language and beautiful gesture, The Maids is ritualistic exploration of class, the nature of identity, and the power of imagination."

The production has set design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Peter West and sound design by Brandon Wolcott.

Tickets are available by visiting RedBullTheater or by calling (212) 352-3101. The Theater at St. Clement's is located at 423 W. 46th Street in Manhattan.

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