The Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre revives Craig Lucas' adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic 19th-century tale of desperate dreams and dangerous desires. More…
Miss Julie, a privileged woman in 1888 Sweden, has long desired to escape the social restrictions placed on her, preferring the company of
"common people." Yet while actively seeking the freedom she believes only the lower classes have, she lacks the courage to have more than a passing dalliance there. One hot midsummer night, she strikes up a conversation with her husband’s valet–a man whose aspirations include climbing the very pedestal Julie seeks to leave forever. As their talk continues, a long-ago incident linking the two is revealed, and each starts to wonder if the other holds the key to a future they'd always dreamed of but never knew how to obtain.
See it if You want a production that feels like a scene-study class final performance
Don't see it if You like a clear connection between characters and actors and smooth flow between moments.
See it if you enjoy l-o-n-g, LOUD, contentious arguing, shouting actors delivering their lines as if they're in a typhoon.
Don't see it if you have seen classic Strindberg with truly professional actors & competent direction (or you will run for the door like I did)
See it if you are really into soap opera-style storytelling (aka you like your theatrical emotions way over the top)
Don't see it if you can't stand excessive yelling, violent language, animal cruelty, unlikeable characters who go back and forth about how they feel...