Craig Lucas Adaptation of Miss Julie with Marin Hinkle Closes Off-Broadway June 19

News   Craig Lucas Adaptation of Miss Julie with Marin Hinkle Closes Off-Broadway June 19 Craig Lucas' new adaptation of Miss Julie starring Marin Hinkle as the title character opposite Julia Gibson and Reg Rogers ends its run Off-Broadway June 19 at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre.

The new take on August Strindberg's classic began performances May 12 and opened May 19 at the downtown stage. Anders Cato directs.

In Miss Julie, a flirtation between a young aristocratic woman and her father's servant becomes more than the lady bargained for in the psycho-sexual drama filled with obsession, ambition and manipulation.

Hinkle — known to television audiences for her turns in "Two and a Half Men" and "Once and Again" — has appeared on Broadway in A Thousand Clowns, Electra and The Tempest. Other credits include Tony Kushner's adaptation of A Dybbuk (NYSF), The Fourth Sister (Vineyard Theatre), Sabina (Primary Stages), Blue Window and the world premiere of Neil Simon's Rose and Walsh (Geffen Playhouse).

Gibson — who recently directed Bliss at the Rattlestick served as standby for the recent Broadway revival of 'night, Mother. She has appeared in The Exonerated national tour, Stealing Sweets and Punching People (Summer Play Festival) and The Public's Shakespeare in the Park stagings of Measure for Measure and Henry VIII.

Rogers has performed on Broadway in The Molière Comedies, Holiday, Proposals and Off-Broadway in The Dazzle, Unwrap Your Candy, Lobster Alice, Look Back in Anger, Cellini and Four Dogs and a Bone. Lucas, who won the 2004 OBIE Award for Best American Play for Small Tragedy, has also penned the plays Prelude to a Kiss, Stranger, This Thing of Darkness and The Dying Gaul — which he recently adapted and directed for the big screen starring Campbell Scott, Patricia Clarkson and Peter Sarsgaard. The scribe's Reckless was just revived on Broadway earlier this season and he penned the book for the Adam Guettel musical The Light in the Piazza which plays at Lincoln Center Theatre's Vivian Beaumont. His latest work, Singing Forest, made its world premiere at Seattle's Intiman Theatre and played recently at New Haven, Connecticut's Long Wharf Theatre.

The design team includes John McDermott (set), Olivera Gajik (costumes), Ed McCarthy (lighting), Scott Killian (sound) and David Szlasa (video). The production stage manager is Paige van den Burg.

The Rattlestick Playwrights Theater opened its 2004-05 season with Adam Rapp's Finer Noble Gases and recently presented Sean Cunningham's God Hates the Irish: The Ballad of Armless Johnny a play with music by Michael Friedman directed by Will Frears.

Tickets to Miss Julie at the Rattlestick, 224 Waverly Place, are available be calling (212) 868-4444. For more information, visit the Rattlestick website at www.rattlestick.org.

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