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the

maid

&

the

mesmerizer

A HYPNOTIC NEW PLAY

Written by Patricia Lynn

Directed by Jenn Susi

At the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre

At the A.R.T./New York Theatre Spaces

502 W. 53rd Street, NYC, NY 10019

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Performance space for this production was subsidized by the
A.R.T./New York Theatres Rental Subsidy Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York)

General Admission: $30.00

All tickets purchased before February 29th are $15.00

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Tickets will be available for purchase online or at the box office; please note that the box office is only open for one hour before each performance.

For information on the A.R.T./New York Theatres

including directions and accessibility information, please
visit
www.art-newyork.org/your-visit.

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SYNOPSIS

The Great Mesmerizer, an insightful stage hypnotist, is pressured by his manager to add a stereotypical “lovely assistant” to spice up his show. But the zippy, witty woman he hires is anything but a stereotype. And she spices up his life in a very different way than he expected....

 

Inspired by the Bronte sisters' epic romance novels, The Maid & The Mesmerizer follows the volatile ups-and-downs of a fiery love affair—a sometimes funny, sometimes devastating play that explores the deep trust and safety that can blossom between romantic partners…and how unexpectedly that trust can be shattered.

RUNTIME

80 minutes, no intermission

AGE RECOMMENDATION

Recommended for 16+. No children under the age of 4 will be admitted.

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED

The Maid & The Mesmerizer includes intense and challenging conversations about sex, rape, and consent. There is no onstage physical violence. If you have more specific questions about the show's themes and subject matter, please feel free to email us directly.

COVID-19 SAFETY

Due to the intimacy of the space, we are asking patrons to remain masked for the entire performances. Masks will be available in the lobby for audience usage. 

CAST

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Narration by Alejandra Venancio

CREATIVE TEAM

Playwright

Patricia Lynn

Director/Intimacy Director

Jenn Susi

Stage Manager

Heather Olmstead*

Sound Designer

Harrison Adams

Lighting Designer

Austin Boyle

Producer

Patricia Lynn

Alejandra Venancio

* Denotes a member of Actors' Equity Association. 

The Maid & The Mesmerizer is an AEA Showcase Code production.

IMPACT NIGHT

Because The Maid & The Mesmerizer includes important conversations about consent, trust, and safety between romantic partners, we are proud to host an Impact Night in support of the Schools Consent Project. Established by a criminal attorney from London, the Schools Consent Project (SCP) is a non-profit that sends lawyers into schools to teach young people the legal definition of consent.

 

All ticket proceeds from our performance on Wednesday March 13th will be donated to SCP.  Buy now to support this wonderful organization!

If you would like to donate directly to SCP, please click here

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