‘Conflict at every turn’: CSU presents Miss Julie
Reality TV has nothing on Miss Julie.
Swedish writer August Strindberg’s landmark 19th-century naturalistic play returns for what promises to be an intense run from Thursday, April 18, through Sunday, April 28, presented by Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance in PlayhouseSquare’s intimate Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre.
The all-CSU cast features Becca Frick (pictured above) in the title role, Nate Miller as Jean and Emma Clark as Christine.
Tension between classes and sexes is at the dark heart of Miss Julie.
“This play has a lot of conflict at every turn,” said director Scott Spence. “It’s about a servant who is using someone, potentially to get out of servitude. There are gender struggles, too. We’re dealing not just with manipulation, but true body heat. These characters really do find each other fascinating, but their journey together is difficult because of all the social restraints on them. A lot of tug of war goes on in a lot of different directions, which creates conflict, which is what theater is all about.”
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