The Father

By August Strindberg
Directed by Amy Mueller
Featuring James Carpenter as The Captain and Catherine Castellanos as Laura
Sunday, August 19, 1PM

One of Strindberg’s best known plays, The Father, like Miss Julie, is an intense look at the power struggles between men and women. The Captain is a former military hero, who in a patriarchal society seems to have all of the power. In a struggle over how to raise their daughter, The Captain’s wife Laura raises doubts in the Captain’s mind as to whether or not he really is the father of his child. Whatever power the Captain has, he is totally at the mercy of his wife’s faithfulness or unfaithfulness.

Followed by a discussion on “Strindberg and Women”

The Cutting Ball Theater is in residence at EXIT on Taylor, 277 Taylor Street (between Ellis and Eddy), San Francisco