FAKEHEAD Presents "The Maids"
NOTE: OPENING GALA IS SOLD OUT. TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
*Friday the 13th*, Saturday the 14th at 7PM, and a Sunday matinée at 3PM.
Jean Genet's The Maids
Opening night gala April 12th 7pm
April 13,14 7PM 2012
April 15 Matineé 3PM
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center
Los Kabayitos Theater
107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002
"Genet's dignity is the demand for evil. As a realist, he wants to win or lose in this world. Rimbaud wanted to change life, and Marx to change society. Genet does not want to change anything at all. Do not count on him to criticize institutions. He needs them, as Prometheus needs his vulture" from Jean-Paul Sartre's Saint Genet: Actor and Martyr
Jean Genet was an orphan, petty thief, and renowned homosexual who wrote his first novel while incarcerated. He was saved from execution by his friends who happened to constitute the majority of the intelligentsia of Paris, namely Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso and Jean Paul Sartre, who appealed to the President of France for his pardon. Mourning the suicide of his lover Abdallah, a tightrope walker, Genet became politically active and was invited by the Black Panthers to the USA where he lectured and published in their journals and attended the trial of Huey Newton. He is best known as a playwright.
The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center is one of the Lower East Side's last authentic architectural landmarks, a Dutch neo-Gothic structure built as an elementary school in 1898 and after being reclaimed from the city in 1993, turned into a haven for emerging Latino artists. Clemente Soto Velez was a poet and Puerto Rican Nationalist, who fought in the 1930s for independence from the United States, and was charged with conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. Government. While incarcerated his first book was published by his friends.
In 2009, FAKEHEAD was founded as a philosophical-arts journal dedicated to the difficulties and joys of living in hyperreality. This production of Jean Genet's The Maids marks FAKEHEAD's long anticipated transition to the stage.
Directed by award winning poet Trevor Boley.
Starring Ruby McCollister, Claire Lucido & Leah Victoria Hennessey
Costumes designed by Georgia Walker
Produced by FAKEHEAD & Co.
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center/Los Kabayitos Theater (View)
107 Suffolk Street
New York , NY 10002
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