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 modern interpretation of a classic play. You want more nuanced & emotional depth from classic characters.
Don't see it if You prefer a more traditional approach to the classics.
See it if you enjoy a twist on a classic that is not done just to be different. I found it gripping, especially within the confines of a small stage.
Don't see it if You're above the Off-off-off scene, and if you want your classics done classically.
See it if You want to subject yourself to Strindberg's gloomy and dated railing against society's ills.
Don't see it if You'd be bored by a painfully obvious illustration of the old saying "Hell is paved with good intentions".
See it if You like classic plays, complex and turbulent relationships, and an INTENSE experience.
Don't see it if You are looking for something light-hearted, funny, or happy. If you are looking for a contemporary play this is not for you.
See it if You enjoy classic plays rethought to be more easily accessed by our minds. and if you like intimate settings with small stage and audience
Don't see it if You don't like heavy stories or being close to the actors.
See it if You are a hopeless romantic with a love for music.The singing catches you in the moment. The comic relief by the Engineer is always on time.
Don't see it if You do not like shows that bring out your emotions and transport you back in time. If you do not like love stories, this is not for you.