The Maids

This event is in the past
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Aug. 21 2016
Shaking the Tree Studio Hosford-Abernethy (Portland)
$15 - $25
With frustrations over high rents and a pervasive suspicion that Portland is turning into a mere amusement park for the young and wealthy, the work of Jean Genet—famous critic of the bourgeoisie—has resurfaced just in time. Public Citizen Theatre’s inaugural production is a faithful performance of The Maids, featuring Martin Crimp’s translation and Aaron Filyaw’s directorial debut. The play—about murderous servant—feels contemporary some 69 years after Genet penned it. Sure, live-in maids aren’t much found in middle-class homes these days, but the existential desperation at the core of Genet’s drama is woefully timely. KATIE PELLETIER

Shaking the Tree Studio

823 SE Grant Portland, OR Venue website