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NEW YORK CITY CENTER

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

THE MAIDS

Ended 16 Aug 2014 after 10 days

Strictly Limited Run

A temple to narcissism, excess, and paranoia.

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Closed 16 Aug 2014
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
Mostly exhausting with a slight uptick in the middle,
Aug 07, 2014
reviewer: from New York, New York
I think Cate Blanchett is brilliant. And she did a fine job in this production. Unfortunately, Isabelle Huppert made the whole experience absolutely tedious and since she was on stage with Blanchett 98% of the time it took away from Blanchett's appeal. Fortunately, mid-play, Elizabeth Debicki came on stage and I woke up. She was magnificent and outshined them both. Sadly she doesn't stay long enough to make the whole thing worthwhile. Towards the end of the show Isabelle Huppert delivers the most boring soliloquy I have ever seen on stage; a monologue that probably lasted 10 minutes but felt like hours. In addition, the casting of Blanchett opposite Huppert was an odd selection for the play. Between the wildly different accents and body types, it failed to resontate that the characters were sisters, which is a basic premise of the play.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
dissappointed,
Aug 09, 2014
reviewer: from New York, New York
Saw the show on Friday nite which was opening nite- Cate was brilliant but the sister Solange had such a thick accent she was hard to understand- she also did not command the stage as well as Cate- another shining part was the employer who was excellent but left the stage too soon- all in all was a waste of money and time do not feel badly that you miss this be thankful you did not waste your money as I did
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casting?,
Aug 10, 2014
reviewer: from Toronto, Canada
Disregarding lesser criticisms, I regret to say that Ms. Huppert's English skills are not up to the task.
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