THE MAIDS

2020 Tour 

THE MAIDS | by JEAN GENET

directed by Connor Berkompas

Two domestic servants,

deeply resentful of their social position, attempt to murder their mistress. 

"Grotesque. Also FABULOUS" 

- The San Diego Reader

 

"Excellent! Inspired and clever staging.” - Beth Accomando, KPBS Radio

 

“F***ing awesome.”

- Normal Theatre Podcast

About the Play

Based on the true story of the Papin sisters, two live-in maids who killed their employer's wife and daughter, Jean Genet's 1947 psychodrama takes us deep into the "shadows where servants dwell."

Each night, sisters Claire and Solange perform a dangerous ceremony when their socialite employer is away. As they religiously enact the murder of their mistress, the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur. 

 

This boldly intimate production explores Genet’s seductive world of role-playing where power, gender identity, and desire are constantly in flux.

 

Nervous Theatre brings their contemporary adaptation of Genet's absurdist classic on the road in the company's inaugural touring production.

LISTEN IN:

Artistic Director Connor Berkompas and actor Sympathie the Clown discuss THE MAIDS on San Diego's KPBS Radio!

Nervous Theatre Stages Genet’s ‘The Maids’Beth Accomando
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CITIES

San Diego, CA

Tenth Avenue Arts Center

January 10,  8:00 PM

January 11,  2:00 PM

January 11,  8:00 PM

January 12,  2:00 PM

CLOSED

Seattle, WA

Isaac Studio Theatre

January 17  8:00 PM

January 18, 8:00 PM

January 19, 2:00 PM

CLOSED

Bozeman, MT

The Ellen Theatre

February 28, 7:30 PM
February 29, 7:30 PM

March 1, 3:00 PM

CLOSED

 
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Sympathie the Clown

Claire

A writer/performer from Brooklyn. Recently created the role of Nancy Reagan in Rat Queen Theatre Company's Judy Doomed Us All (Ice Factory).

BFA: Boston Conservatory

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Connor Berkompas

Solange 

Freelance director based in Southern California. Recently directed 

Macbeth at American Coast Theatre Company and Sigh No More at Vanguard University.

BFA: Boston Conservatory

Annabella Joy

Madame

Actor, singer, dancer residing in Bozeman, MT. Has worked with various companies including Theatre by the Sea, in Matunick, RI and American Repertory Theatre in Boston, MA. 
BFA: Boston Conservatory

Production Team

Playwright

Jean Genet

Translator

Bernard Frechtman

 

Director/Designer

Connor Berkompas

Stage Manager

Marissa Del Gatto 

The Maids is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Ticket Information

There are no upcoming performances of THE MAIDS.