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New York City's Lincoln Center Festival is around the corner and so is the upcoming revival performance run of the classic play, The Maids or Les Bonnes in French. The Maids is the theatrical triumph of the renowned French playwright Jean Genet, who has also been the mastermind behind the Balcony and the Blacks. The upcoming limited time performance run of the Maids will be staged by Sydney Theatre Company in which Cate Blanchett will be reprising her role along with Isabelle Huppert in the cast as well. The string of live performances of the Maids will take place during the month of August as a part of 2014 Lincoln Center Festival. Apart from other programs at the festival, the Maids tickets are also on sale for its limited time run at the New York City Center.
Ever since the inaugural edition of Lincoln Center Festival, it has been bringing productions from different places as well as ethnicities. Lincoln Center Festival is dedicated towards bringing a diverse selection of performances that would offer a different theatrical experience within culturally rich city of New York. As of 2014, Lincoln Center Festival will be staging performances from productions coming from over fifty different countries from around the globe. Over the years, Lincoln Center Festival has transcended beyond Western and European productions alone and has showcased classics like Ta'ziyeh which is orchestrated in Persia and I La Galigo that comes from South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The productions that the festival showcases have been a part of various other cultures from which they come, and with Lincoln Center Festival, theater-goers get to experience those cultures right in front of their eyes.
Prior to bringing the Maids for its North American premiere, Sydney Theatre Company had already captivated audiences in 2012 with its performance of Uncle Vanya. Uncle Vanya turned out to be a huge hit at the Lincoln Center Festival, and this year the company has yet another gem of a play in the form of the Maids. This isn't going to be Sydney Theatre Company's first go at the play, as the company staged it from Australian audience back in 2013. The Australian premiere of the play also starred Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert. The production earned rave reviews from the critics and fans alike and the same is expected from its upcoming staging at the New York City Center.
The Maids made its world premiere on April 17, 1947 when it was hosted at the Theatre de I'Athenee in Paris. The play was also adapted as a chamber opera and a feature film later on. The plot of the play loosely circles around the tragedy of Papin Sisters, who gruesomely murdered their employer as well as her daughter in 1933. Although the play isn't an exact portrayal of the Papin Sisters' incident but it does revolve around the same premise. The story of the play circles around three main characters of the play - Solange, Claire and Madame. As the plot unfolds the two sisters, Solange and Claire, construct a role-playing ritual that centers on the murder of their employer, Madame. With their role-playing, the two sisters take turns at portraying Madame and experience the sense of power divide between the social status of a maid and an employer. The level of emotion and detail depicted within all these scenarios have to be seen to be truly appreciated. So catch this limited time production the play with the Maids tickets.
The Maids is one of several worth watching productions coming your way on 2014 Lincoln Center Festival. Apart from this play, 2014 will also see the return of Heisei Nakamura-za with their flavor of Kabuki in addition to a spectacular collaboration of Bolshoi Ballet, Chorus, Opera & orchestra with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Rosas. So brace yourself for an exciting and never-seen-before line up of events coming this year at the Lincoln Center Festival.
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