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YER Productions produces live experimental Theatre with the community of Poughkeepsie, NY and the Hudson Valley area! Hello, my name is Nicholas Salyer. I love live theatre! I have been working at it most of my life and love to share the dramatic arts. YER Productions is producing an important stage play called The MAIDS by Jean Genet, to be performed In Poughkeepsie’s own venue the Cunneen Hackett Arts Center Theater located at 12 Vassar St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 September 7-9, 2018. The MAIDS by Jean Genet-Translated by Bernard Frechtman. The publisher Samuel French describes the plot...Two sisters, maids to a wealthy society woman, act out fantasies of class, love and revenge while the lady of the house is out on a romantic rendevous. As their games intensify, the incipient violence escalates as they await Madame's return.…The two domestic workers, deeply resentful of their inferior social position, try to revenge themselves against society by destroying their employer. When their attempt to betray their mistress’s lover to the police fails and they are in danger of being found out, they dream of murdering madame, little award of the true power behind their darkest fantasy. Richard Elder, New York Times-“The absurdist style of Jean Genet’s The Maids, with its detours and mystification, is taken over and consumed by its extraordinary perception of pain, concentrated and focused as if under a burning glass. It is one of the most unremittingly moving works in the modernist repertory.” Jean Genet; 19 December 1910 – 15 April 1986) was a French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. In 1948, he was condemned to life imprisonment but was pardoned by the president of France at the behest of the country’s most eminent writers. Your help is much needed in procuring a venue, rehearsal space, performance insurance, costumes, props and set pieces. Risks and challenges-We are confident we will overcome all obstacles to perform engaging and enriching live theatre.