Strindbergs In Repertory: Mies Julie
About Mies Julie
Farber’s fierce adaptation of Strindberg’s MISS JULIE resets the classic play to a farmhouse in the Karoo of South Africa on the evening of the annual Freedom Day celebration. 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. Shariffa Ali directs with a cast featuring: Vinie Burrows (Good Person of Szechuan, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire), Patrice Johnson Chevannes (Good Grief, The Homecoming Queen), Elise Kibler (Napoli, Brooklyn; Indian Summer), James Udom (The Revolving Cycles..., Father Comes Home...)
75 minutes, no intermission
Recommended for ages 18+. It contains nudity as well as graphic depictions of sex and sexual violence, which some may find triggering.