TWO 19th CENTURY PLAYS BY AUGUST STRINDBERG IN REPERTORY
“An introduction to [Strindberg’s] complex and uncomfortable world”
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Both plays are true to Strindberg’s dark vision of human interaction”
– Raven Snook, Time Out New York
So physical that it verges on dance… deeply sensual. THE LEADS ARE SUPERLATIVE!”
– Rollo Romig, The New Yorker on MIES JULIE
“THE ULTIMATE BAD-MARRIAGE PLAY!
Three perfectly cast actors devilishly embody their roles!”
– Rollo Romig, The New Yorker on THE DANCE OF DEATH
January 15 – March 10, 2019
at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater
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.
ADAPTED FROM THE PLAY MISS JULIE by AUGUST STRINDBERG
DIRECTED BY SHARIFFA ALI
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.
Running Time: 75 mins, no intermission.
Retired military man Edgar and his wife Alice have given up on any semblance of civility toward each other on the threshold of their 25th wedding anniversary. Due to their isolation, however, they are as codependent as they are hateful. Seething with cruelty, and punctuated by absurdity and humor, Strindberg’s electrifying play was ages ahead of its time in its bleak examination of marriage and the social institutions governing it.
In a New Version by Conor McPherson
DIRECTED BY VICTORIA CLARK
Running Time: 110 mins, no intermission.
Symposium March 2, 2019*
Talkbacks February 20, 2019 (Dance Of Death)
& February 28, 2019 (Mies Julie)*
*Subject to change.