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Review of The Maids by Jean Genet at The Abreact Performance Space

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The Magenta Giraffe Theatre is showing The Maids in the cozy and eclectic Abreact Theatre which reminds me of the former Zeitgeist Theatre which was a unique asset to the theatre community in Detroit. The Zeitgeist was prone to show avant garde and unconventional plays as well. The Maids definitely is a play that I could picture taking place at The Zeitgeist. Meredith Gifford, Molly McMahon and Jaclyn Strez star in this production. Adam Crinson designed the set and the costumes were designed by Katie Casebolt.
The chemistry between Molly McMahon and Jaclyn Strezis is extraordinary. Their facial expressions alone are captivating. The script is trippy. Some hilarious zingers stand out in this melodramatic surrealistic script. Molly McMahon and Jaclyn Strezare are two maids who love to role play and fantasize about killing their flighty boss who is only concerned about her libido and her looks. Their boss is moody and switches her orders constantly which is not the best thing for two young women who are sinking further and further into a fantasy world. I think everyone can remember playing games when they are children. It is indeed surreal to see adults consumed with it.
The play is occurring at the Abreact Performance Space. The address is 1301 W. Lafayette, #113, Detroit, MI 48226. Call 313-408-7269 to reserve tickets., at the link to the right on this page, or at the door the day of the performance.  Cash or check preferred, but credit cards will be accepted. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for student or seniors and are also available for a pay what you can option.

The remaining dates and times are listed below. This is an unusual and enthralling play. The acting is truly top notch.
Saturday, May 11, at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 17, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, at 8:00 p.m.