The Seeing Place Presents Two Classic Plays About Abuses Of Power Against Women
The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, concludes its 9th Season with two compelling plays running in rotating repertory: THE MAIDS by Jean Genet involves two sisters, enslaved maids to a wealthy society woman, who act out fantasies of class, love and revenge while the lady of the house is out on a romantic rendezvous. MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare involves a young novice nun who is compromised by a corrupt official - who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.
"Shakespeare wrote MEASURE FOR MEASURE in the early 1600s and Genet THE MAIDS in the 1940s, yet both remain astonishingly resonant today," says Executive Artistic Director, Erin Cronican. "By pairing them together audiences are able to witness multiple abuses of power, inspiring a conversation about ways women are treated when their voices won't be not heard."
MEASURE FOR MEASURE and THE MAIDS play March 28-April 14, 2019 the Paradise Factory's basement theater, 64 East 4th Street, East Village.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE stars Rusty Flounders, Robin Friend, William Ketter, Jared Mason Murray, Candice Oden, Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia, and Brandon Walker. THE MAIDS stars Erin Cronican, Christine Redhead, and Gaia Visnar. For the repertory, Lighting Design is by Eve Bandi. Sound Design is by Brandon Walker. Costume Design is by Erin Cronican. Stage Management and Set Design will be announced at a later date.
With an emphasis on the organic, edgy American style of acting developed by The Group Theatre, TSP allows audiences to experience modern classics with deeper understanding of how they relate to the struggles we face today. With that, tickets are as low as $10 as a part of TSP's Affordable Theater Initiative, making theater accessible for all.
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