"Our global age of income inequality certainly cannot be guaranteed to add a jolt of relevance to any classic play, but it definitely serves as an illuminating backdrop to Thomas Ostermeier’s stark and penetrating production of 'Miss Julie...' The intriguing idea that Mr. Ostermeier’s terrific production teases from this classic text is that the self-insulation of the Russian elite contains the seeds of self-destruction." Full Review
"Absoultely blistering...Ostermeier is a genius at rejuvenating old plays. Here he uses every trick he can think of — loud music, video projections, a rotating set — and it works. He also demands extremely physical performances from his cast...It’s tough to watch, but intensely rewarding and supremely topical." Full Review
"There’s little sense of threat in this version of Strindberg’s play...There’s a perverse desire to work against the text...Ostermeier’s understandable resistance to Strindberg’s symbolism and fascination with sexual deviance make the tragedy unmotivated and unlikely...Without an atmosphere of dread, the action becomes absurd." Full Review
"'Miss Julie' is a hard play to love, and the physically imaginative but dramatically chilly adaption doesn't make it any more captivating...Despite hyper-heated action, it's all only intermittently compelling...There are some touching moments, but Julie's relationship with Jean becomes less a matter of clashing wills and needs than an extended S&M session." Full Review
See it if ...If you appreciate great acting. Acting is outstanding.
Don't see it if ...a very slow, tortured love story is not your thing. Play could be 30 minutes shorter and nothing would be left out.