Tickets can be reserved 2 weeks prior to show dates.
February 16-19, 2011
Morris Experimental Theatre
Tickets are free to MVC Students, Faculty, Staff
$5.00 for non-MVC unless otherwise stated
Box Office: (660) 831.4208
House opens at 7:00 p.m. for open seating!
Cast: 2 women, 1 man
Miss Julie is a naturalistic play written in 1888 by August Strindberg. The play deals with class, love/lust, the battle of the sexes, and the interaction among them. Set on a midsummer night of 1874 on the estate of a Count in Sweden, the young woman (Miss Julie), attempting to escape an existence cramped by social mores and have a little fun, dances at the servants' annual midsummer party, where she is drawn to a senior servant, a footman named Jean, who is particularly well-traveled, well-mannered and well-read. She flirts shamelessly with him and seduces him, thus beginning an erotic dance of sexual politics and class warfare.
Written in 1888, Miss Julie remains a masterwork. Bruce Weber of The New York Times has called it “an amazing play that still terrifies with its insoluble equation of sex, class and death.” Miss Julie influenced Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire as well as countless other 20th-century dramas.