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New York | 1h 15m | In Previews: Opens Feb 10

Mies Julie

From 42 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

About the show

Classic Stage presents this fierce adaptation of Strindberg’s "Miss Julie," which resets the classic play to a farmhouse in the Karoo of South Africa on the evening of the annual Freedom Day celebration. More…

 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.

"Mies Julie" will be performed in repertory with Strindberg's "The Dance of Death."

1h 15m | In Previews: Opens Feb 10 | Classic Stage Company (East Village)


100
During previews
Compelling, thought provoking, outstanding

See it if a challenging aggressive drama. I was very much moved by this production.

Don't see it if if you find it difficult to understand accents

Also Really go see it.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you want to experience a top-notch contemporary adaptation that mirrors the intensity Strindberg's play must have been received with in 1888

Don't see it if you don't want your nerves punctured.

100
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you are ok with theatre being an uncomfortable experience. You enjoy the contrast of power between race and gender.

Don't see it if you want fluff. You are uncomfortable with sex and violence

Also This heartbreaking play forces you to throw out what you think you kno... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Great acting, Profound, Resonant, Great direction, Excellent adaptation

See it if You like an excellent adaptation that still maintains the quality of the original but through a new and refreshing lens.

Don't see it if You are not open to new interpretation of a classic, have difficulty with accents, are not open to fresh and new directors or actors.

Also Miss Julie is part of the fabric of modern theater. I was impressed by... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if You want to see a classic drama, powerfully reinterpeted to a South African setting.

Don't see it if You can't handle the heat in this kitchen.

93
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Great staging

See it if Two leads are super "In the Round" is my kind of show, Moving Sweden to Souh Africa post apartheid) is a super move. Lighting spectacular

Don't see it if Some bold sexual presentations. Accents take time to adjust to. Confused re: reason for no playbills yet stlll so much publicity printing.

90
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing, S african adaptation

See it if This, updated to post Apartheid S. Africa, works. The set up easily lends itself to the dynamic. Everything works, & it is riveting.

Don't see it if If u want your Miss Julie played as originally written, would dislike it updated or adapted to black/white, r sexually squeamish, stay away.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging

See it if A 19th century play . Great acting ! A love affair between the lady of the house and a slave.

Don't see it if Don’t see if you don’t like small theater play with intense story, about slavery and relationship between the lady of the house and workers

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Your a Strindberg fan you should love this. Great reinterpretation of a classic.

Don't see it if You want to see the classic Miss Julie or a musical.

90
During previews
Insightful, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if The arc of Strindberg’s play is preserved in this translation of seduction, power & class struggle to Afrikaners and Kaffirs in South Africa

Don't see it if You want to avoid nudity and graphic depictions of sex and sexual violence. English with a South African accent is difficult to understand.

Also South Africa’s history of colonization and apartheid add power to this... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You enjoy classic works reworked and placed in new settings. If you are drawn to life in South Africa and the class struggles that Continue.

Don't see it if Like nudity and sexual portrayals on stage

85
During previews
Dark, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Discomforting

See it if you're into Strindberg & like to see an updated South African-set adaptation of this play. Very intense & not for the faint of heart.

Don't see it if you hate dark plays, race & class politics, fornication, violence, feeling uncomfortable. Accents often made understanding difficult.

83
During previews
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of Yael Farber's work, want to see a modern South African adaptation of Strindberg

Don't see it if you have a problem with partial nudity, sharp objects, racial issues discussed in a brutally honest way, you don't like heavy accents

Also it was interesting to watch in the context for the #meto era. the whit... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Great acting, Profound, Excruciating, Great staging, Layered

See it if If reimagined classics are your thing, you must see this play, intense and brutal, race, gender, class dynamics, jam packed!

Don't see it if Sensitive to sexual situations, violent, brutal

Also Such a stunning and layered adaptation of this play. Wow. Just wow. Th... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You want to be challenged to confront issues of sexuality , power, and race

Don't see it if You have a problem with strong accents , theater in the round , or sexuality .

82
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like re-imaginings of classic plays that really take liberties to explore new territory. If you prefer short shows.

Don't see it if If you want to see Miss Julie, the Strindberg play. This is Mies Julie, a Yael Farber play based on a Strindberg play.

80
During previews
Great acting, Intense

See it if Well acted, semi predictable interactions of ignorant, annoying “master’s” daughter who has sex w/ a black worker who can’t own anything.

Don't see it if Apartheid / slavery, guns, or sex scene are triggering. Want original version of the play. Privileged white people/women annoy you.

Also Free ticket from Show Score. Disclaimer: I’ve never experienced the or... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if You want to see a fascinating update of a classic play.

Don't see it if You'll have to listen closely as there are some heavy dialects, but it's definitely worth it

80
During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you appreciate great acting/writing. A very thought provoking play about who deserves the land and the extent one will go for what's right

Don't see it if don't like to see sex on stage, have trouble with very heavy accents (I didn't!), don't want to confront troublesome history, messy truths

Also I really felt this was a smart adaptation using South Africa and apart... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Interesting

See it if You are interested in seeing a new interpretation of a classic work. It is very well done and really interesting.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with initmacy on starge.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like to see classic plays reimagined and if you want to see great acting. It's a powerful play.

Don't see it if you are a purist or just like musicals.

Also I had a difficult time with the South African accents. Even though I g... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if You want to see a Strindberg classic retold and reimagined in South Africa. You appreciate good acting in an intimate environment.

Don't see it if You are bothered by violence and sexual content. You struggle with understanding dialects.

78
During previews
Ambitious, Intense, Relevant, Riveting, Great staging

See it if PREVIEW-Volatile and explosive cast up to the task of the physicality of the MISS JULIE play

Don't see it if PREVIEW-pacing for the first 1/3rd is uneven and South African accent often makes the dialogue difficult to understand

78
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Confusing, Suspenseful

See it if you're curious about South African adaptation & its relevance to apartheid history, enjoy raw depictions of violence & manipulation

Don't see it if you only accept the Strindberg original, have trouble with broad accents, dislike depictions of sex & violence on stage

78
During previews
Absorbing, Intense, Profound

See it if You like classics. And a powerful intense disturbing at times drama

Don't see it if You are squeamish about sexual interplay or aren't good with accents, Afrikaans.


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