TWO 19th CENTURY PLAYS BY AUGUST STRINDBERG IN REPERTORY
BY YAËL FARBER
ADAPTED FROM AUGUST STRINDBERG’S MISS JULIE)
DIRECTED BY SHARIFFA ALI
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.
THE DANCE OF DEATH
BY AUGUST STRINDBERG
DIRECTED BY VICTORIA CLARK
Retired military man Edgar and his wife Alice have given up on any semblance of civility toward each other on the threshold of their 25th wedding anniversary. Due to their isolation, however, they are as codependent as they are hateful. Seething with cruelty, and punctuated by absurdity and humor, Strindberg’s electrifying play was ages ahead of its time in its bleak examination of marriage and the social institutions governing it.
Public On-Sale begins November 8, 2018*
Performances begin January 15, 2019*
Saturday Symposium March 2, 2019*
Tuesday Talkback February 20, 2019 (Dance Of Death)
& February 28, 2019 (Mies Julie)*
*Subject to change.