Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) will present Jean Genet's The Maids for a strictly limited engagement beginning March 6th at Theater at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Mr. Berger directs a company that features Ana Reeder, Jeanine Serralles, and J Smith-Cameron. The Maids will run 90 minutes, with no intermission.
About the show: "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. Red Bull Theater presents this rare revival, the first major New York revival of this modern classic in years, in a uniquely intimate and immersive setting with limited seating in the round."
J. Smith-Cameron (Madame). A lead in Margaret, Kenneth Lonergan's new film; Melinda Mickens in HBO's "True Blood;" Doing the pilot of HBO's "The Corrections" (currently); Obie Award and multiple nominations for As Bees In Honey Drown; Tony nominee for Our Country's Good. Recent theatre credits include Sweet and Sad and That Hopey Changey Thing by Richard Nelson (The Public); The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan (New Group); A Midsummer Nights Dream (La Jolla Playhouse).
Ana Reeder (Solange). New York credits include Hedda Gabler, Top Girls, Sight Unseen (Broadway); Happy Hour (Atlantic Theatre); Living Room in Africa (Edge Theatre Co); The Wooden Breeks (MCC); Small Tragedy (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award); Humble Boy, An Experiment with an Air Pump (MTC); The Time of the Cuckoo (Lincoln Center); Some Voices (New Group); Killers and Other Family (Rattlestick); Maid (Lincoln Center Festival); Vera Laughed, Fire Eater, Suicide Weather (NY Stage & Film); Macbeth (The Public); Henry VIII (Delacorte); Hedda Gabler (NY Theatre Workshop). London: The Distance from Here (Almeida Theatre). Regional: Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, dir. by David Cromer (Williamstown), Nora in A Doll's House (Long Wharf), The Lady in Question, Night Season (Bay Street) Unusual Acts of Devotion (Phila. Theatre Co.) TV: HBO's You Don't Know Jack, dir. by Barry Levinson, Carol Tobin in Damages, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, The Jury. Film: Connie in One for the Money, Homewrecker (NEXT Film Award at Sundance 2010), Diary of a City Priest, Acts of Worship (Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Actress, Best Actress Award Santa Barbara Film Festival), Marie and Bruce, and No Country for Old Men.
Jeanine Serralles (Claire). Off Broadway credits include Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons); Stunning (LCT 3); The Glass Cage (Mint Theater); The Misanthrope (NYTW, Drama League Nom), The Black Eyed (NYTW, Drama League Nom); Hold Please (Working Theater, Drama Desk Nom-Featured Actress); Antigone Project (Women's Project). NYC Theatre include Busted (Cino Nights); Vendetta Chrome (Clubbed Thumb); Paris Commune (Public Lab.) Selected regional credits include Maple and Vine (Humana Festival); The Liar, House of the Spirits, Dusty and the Big Bad World, 1001(Denver Center); Fallen Angels (Dorset); Aunt Dan and Lemon (Merrimack); Lucy and the Conquest (Williamstown). She has also worked at Woolly Mammoth, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theater, Barrington Stage, O'Neill Playwrights Conference and Sundance Theatre Lab. Film & TV credits: "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Two Lovers," "Across the Universe," "The Good Wife," "Sex and the City." NYTW Usual Suspect, Member of The Civilians