The Sherman Playhouse will open its production of Jean Genet's controversial drama "The Maids" Sept. 13.

Following opening night, the play, loosely based on true events, will be staged Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. through Oct. 5, as well as Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m.

The play, under the direction of Robin Frome, of New Milford, will feature Katherine Almquist, of Sharon, Kelly McMurray, of Danbury, and Emma Nissenbaum, of New Milford.

Tickets are $20 for general seating. Patrons may attend a half-price night for $10 Sept. 12 at 8 p.m.

Students may see any performance for $10 if they pay cash and show a valid student ID card; but they may not make reservations in advance.

For more information and tickets, call the 5 Route 39 North playhouse at 860-354-3622 or visit