The new take on August Strindberg's classic is set to play May 10-June 9 at the downtown venue with an opening scheduled for May 19. Anders Cato directs.
In Miss Julie, a flirtation between an 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).
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 the Adam Guettel musical The Light in the Piazza for which he penned the book is set to debut March 17 at Lincoln Center Theatre's Vivian Beaumont with an April 18 opening. 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 Rattlestick Theater opened its 2004-05 season with Adam Rapp's Finer Noble Gases and will next present Sean Cunningham's God Hates the Irish: The Ballad of Armless Johnny a play with music by Michael Friedman, March 23 April 24, directed by Will Frears. Tickets to Miss Julie and God Hates the Irish at the Rattlestick Theatre, 224 Waverly Place, are available be calling (212) 206-1515. For more information, visit the Rattlestick website at www.rattlestick.org.