A new adaptation of August Strindberg's classic drama, where the attraction of a landowner's daughter and a farm laborer erupts into a dangerous passion.
From the producers: Yael Farber’s fierce adaptation of Strindberg’s "Miss Julie" resets the classic play to a farmhouse in the Karoo of South Africa on the evening of the annual Freedom Day celebration. When the white Afrikaans landowner’s daughter, Julie, falls for her father’s charismatic Xhosa farm laborer, John, their erotic evening together erupts into a brutal battle fueled by gender, race, power, and ancestral domain.
Content Advisory: Please be advised this production is recommended for ages 18+. It contains nudity as well as graphic depictions of sex and sexual violence, which some may find triggering. Haze & strobe effects will also be used in this production.
August Strindberg's 1888 play "Miss Julie" was written as the premiere production of The Scandinavian Naturalistic Theatre in Copenhagen. Considered Strindberg's most famous work, the play is primarily canonized for its stylistic innovations and serves as a classic example of late-nineteenth century naturalism.
Award winning South African director and playwright Yael Farber's new adaptation relocates the setting from Sweden to South Africa. Farber most recently directed a highly acclaimed production of Loraine Hansberry’s unfinished final work "Les Blancs" for the National Theatre in London. "Mies Julie" won a string of international awards at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, was named one of the Top Ten Productions of 2012 by The New York Times, and Top 5 Productions of 2012 by The Guardian.What is Classic Stage Company?
CSC is an award-winning Off-Broadway company which is "committed to re-imagining the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience." Founded in 1967, the company performs in an intimate 199-seat venue near Union Square. More here