Jean Genet's impressionistic classic "The Maids" is currently being staged in stimulating fashion by the dependable Writer's Theatre in Glencoe. The play involves a pair of frustrated maids who escape through role playing. The production exudes decadence, from the luscious sets and costumes down to the text itself. The performances are very good, and once again I am extremely impressed by Helen Sadler's searing strong/vulnerable performance as the younger maid. She's one to watch and has historically taken on really tough roles (in "A Taste of Honey" and "Blasted").
Rating: *** (out of *****)