by Patrick Marber
directed by Elly Green
Season 28
August 14—October 3, 2015
THU, FRI, SAT 8pm · SUN 4pm
Tickets $28
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED … At times during this 85-minute work you might just have to remind yourself to breathe. It is that intense.
— Chicago Sun-Times
★★★ … very provocative … I last saw "After Miss Julie," which is rather more interesting than most translations of the original, on Broadway in 2009 … Green's entire production, although performed in a theater with less than 100 seats, is much the superior piece of work.
— Chicago Tribune
Director Elly Green lets the action, and sometimes inaction, unfold at its own pace; the play is under 90 minutes, but finds time to let us watch Deely anxiously smoke a cigarette, a little drama all by itself. The three actors exquisitely portray different kinds of misery (it is, after all, an adaptation of an August Strindberg play), suggesting that each character is unhappy in his own distinct way.
— Crain's Chicago Business

The sexual politics of master/servant boil over in this new take on the Strindberg classic, set in 1945 England. The Jeff-nominated director of Stage Left's Rabbit and Trap Door Theatre's The Woman Before makes her Strawdog debut with a play London Telegraph called "a white-hot night of theatrical intensity," by the Tony-winning author of Closer.

If you'd like to prep for the show by reading up on Strindberg, the British class system and the "Labour Landslide," download our Study Guide.

Anita Deely
Maggie Scrantom
Patrick Marber
Set Design
Mike Mroch
Light Design
Costume Design
Props Design
Jamie Karas
Sound Design
Adam Goldstein
Cassandra Rose
Stage Manager
Emily Dillard
Production Manager
Emmaline Keddy-Hector
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Photo by Heath Hays
Production photo by TCMcG Photography