By José Rivera, adapted from The Maids by Jean Genet
Directed by Daniel Irizarry.
Performing at INTAR Theatre now through October 30Th
Developed at The Orchard Project 2015
Started in 2007, the Orchard Project invites the most cutting-edge theater artists to retreat to New York’s Catskill Mountains and collaboratively develop new plays.
A NYT Critics’ Pick!!
“Daniel Irizarry’s thrillingly kaleidoscopic, boldly physical world-premiere production…it cranks the drama up to Technicolor […]” “glittery, dance-spiked explosion of flowers, feathers and sweat.” – Laura Collins-Hughes, New York Times
“…This is an aggressively bodily, gleefully obnoxious, and gratifyingly maniacal take on Genet, complete with dance breaks and actors climbing on the ceiling (including Daniel Irizarry, who plays the maids’ boss and also directs). Audiences game for such wild impishness will find a production that positively gushes with superb physical comedy yet stays true to the spirit of the original.” TheNewYorker.com
“One-Eighth’s suitable youthful, vital production of this new work is mature in its emotional depth, but explosive in its physicality. […] a vital theatre experience that’s good for the blood, as well as the soul.” Theasy.com