Jun
9
to Jun 18

Offstage Theatre presents The Maids

This June, Offstage Theater presents a site-specific staging of Jean Genet's drama The Maids at the historic McShane House in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Maids is a startling stage play based on a high-profile murder in Paris during the 1940s. It tells the story of two young sister-maids as they play-act revenge plots against their wealthy Madame, whose illicit lover has been mysteriously framed for crimes he did not commit. One part fever-dream, one part Downton Abbey, this sixty minute play is a fast-paced window into the confused and dangerous mindset of class-based murder.

The production is directed by Stephen Simalchik with set dressing by Megan Hillary and performances from Arrietta Van Der Voort, Emma Strock, and Megan Hillary.

 

June 9,10,11,16,17,18 at 8:30pm.

Tickets $15 each.

McShane House, 209 Maury Ave., Charlottesville, VA

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