Directed by Julia Traber
September 26 – October 14, 2012
In honor of the 100th anniversary of August Strindberg’s death, Sweden is honoring their native son, and foremost playwright. The inclusion of Strindberg completes the trinity of early modern dramatists, which also includes Anton Chekhov and Henrik Ibsen. These forefathers, Strindberg included, are generally given credit for laying the groundwork upon which 20th Century drama falls.
Considered by many to be Strindberg’s seminal work, Miss Julie follows an evening in the life of Miss Julie, a young aristocratic woman, as she mingles with the servants on her father’s estate. An elaborate game of cat and mouse follows as she torments and toys with her handsome footman, Jean. The evening reaches a startling climax, the ramifications of which speak directly to the very topical notion of class warfare, and what that term truly means.Buy Tickets
Spring Street Studios
1824 Spring Street
Houston, TX 77007