After Miss Julie
By Patric Marber
Directed by Elly Green
Aug 14, 2015–Oct 3, 2015
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.
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
John Henry Roberts
* Strawdog Theatre ensemble member