NU Theatre presents “The Maids:” Feb. 18-21, 2016

In Today's Events, by , on February 18th, 2016

NU Theatre will present, The Maids by Jean Genet.

Two sisters, deeply resentful of their inferior social position, attempt to take revenge against society by destroying their employer.  Their secretive routine ultimately leads to unanticipated consequences. The Maids caused a scandal when it opened in Paris in 1947 for its stark portrayal of seething working class discontent.  Following the sisters as they weave through past and present, fiction and fantasy, their ritual becomes reality when they are confronted with the ultimate transgressions of despair, hatred and jealousy.

The Maids will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, and at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20.  A 2 p.m. matinee will be held at the theatre on Saturday, Feb 20, and Sunday, Feb. 21, with a post-show discussion following Sunday’s performance.

There are three ways to purchase tickets for NU Theatre productions:

Ticket Information:

1) ONLINE:  We offer one of the lowest service fees online. Simply go to: to purchase your tickets, select your seat locations and print your tickets. Ticket packages make it simpler: you need only to input your personal information one time. Also, your preferred seat locations can be assigned to all ticket purchases (or the closest seats available). If you order two or more productions during one transaction, you only have to input your personal information one time.

2) IN PERSON: Visit our box office in the lobby of the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall:   Monday-Friday 2:30-5:30 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain.

3) BOX OFFICE TELEPHONE AND EMAILPLEASE NOTE OUR NEW BOX OFFICE NUMBER! Call 716.286.8685 or send an email to  Voicemail messages and emails are returned as soon as possible.

Ticket prices for “The Maids:”

(Fri – Sun.): $15 general admission for adults

(Fri. – Sun.): $10 for seniors 62 and over; Friends of NU Theatre; NU alumni, employees, retirees

(All dates): $10 for youth 21 and younger (non-NU)

Tickets for NU Students:  NU Students with a valid NU ID are entitled to one ticket per main stage production and readers’ theater.

Student Rush Policy: Any non-NU student, 21 and younger, with a current student ID card, may be admitted free of charge when there are seats available. Such tickets will be distributed five minutes prior to curtain. To guarantee tickets, purchase a discounted Youth ticket for only $10.