By August Strindberg
Translated by Frank McGuinness
Directed by Kristy Dodson
Miss Julie, the troubled daughter of a wealthy land owner, and Jean, her father’s ambitious valet, engage in what the Financial Times of London has called an “erotic dance of death” on Midsummer Eve. Power dynamics are laid bare between master and servant, man and woman, Christian and pagan. And no one escapes unharmed.
This modernist classic by August Strindberg, who George Bernard Shaw called one of the “giants of the theater,” was revolutionary and provocative when it first premiered and still sparks heated debate 125 years later.