|Photo by Lisa Tomasetti|
Directed by Benedict Andrews, The Maids arrives in New York after a June 2013 engagement in Sydney. The limited, 13-performance engagement continues through Aug. 16 at New York City Center. High ticket demand for the production prompted Lincoln Center Festival to add an additional 2 PM matinee on Aug. 9.
The Maids features Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine," A Streetcar Named Desire) and Isabelle Huppert as servants Claire and Solange, with Elizabeth Debicki as Madame.
The staging has production design by Alice Babidge and lighting design by Nick Schlieper.
Here's how it's billed: "The play is set in a glamorous apartment crammed with flowers. Two maids, Claire and Solange (Blanchett and Huppert), are nearing the end of their psychological tether. Each night the sisters play a deadly game, or ceremony, creating their own theater in which they take turns playing the role of their mistress (Debicki)."