After narrowly escaping the horrors of slavery, Idabelle arrives to the North only to discover the Fugitive Slave Act has made it impossible for her to find honest work. Left with no choice, she joins the women of Pinky’s Pleasure House, where she is confronted by a wealthy Southern-planter who finds the women-run business disturbing. After an intense altercation in the privacy of her room, Idabelle and the women are faced with a life-or-death dilemma that tests their morality and questions the value of revenge.
Fancy Maids explores a dark chapter in America's history with a new lens. Turning the focus away from a plantation narrative, the play explores the lasting effects of slavery.
by Harold Hodge, Jr.
5F, 4M | 80 minutes
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