Miss Julie and A Dream Play
By August Strindberg
"Two Radical Visions of Theater"
January 29, 2012, 3pm (Swedish dinner between shows available for purchase)
Cutting Ball begins the 2012 celebration of Strindberg's centennial with two plays that encapsulate Strindberg's two major contributions to drama: realism and expressionism. In Miss Julie, Strindberg examines class tensions through a sexual encounter between an unmarried young lady and her father's valet. In A Dream Play, Indra's daughter comes down to earth to better understand the plight of man. Through this surreal journey, she meets an officer, a lawyer, and a poet. Strindberg structured the play using a dream logic that was later adopted by Expressionist playwrights.
Join us for a Swedish dinner between performances to kick off of our Strindberg Centennial celebration. Tickets are $75 and include reserved seating for staged readings of Miss Julie and A Dream Play.