Elise Kibler and James Udom will star as Julie and John, respectively, in Classic Stage Company's winter production of Mies Julie, directed by Shariffa Ali. Yaël Farber resets August Strindberg's classic play about the relationship between a wealthy man's daughter and his employee in a farmhouse in the Karoo of South Africa during the annual Freedom Day celebrations.
Patrice Johnson Chevannes (Racing Demon, The Crucible) completes the cast as Christine. Mies Julie will run January 15–March 10, 2019.
As previously announced, the play will run in repertory with The Dance of Death, Strindberg’s unsparing examination of marriage and the social institutions governing it. Tony-winning actor Victoria Clark will direct the new version by Conor McPherson, with a cast made up of Cassie Beck (The Humans, Picnic) as Alice, Richard Topol (Indecent, The Normal Heart) as Edgar, and Christopher Innvar (The Snow Geese, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess) as Kurt.
The Dance of Death will run January 17–March 10.
The creative team for The Dance of Dance is made up David L. Arsenault (scenic design), Tricia Barsamian (costumes), Stacey Derosier (lighting design), Quentin Chiappetta (sound design), and Jeff Blumenkrantz (composer).
The creative team for Mies Julie is made up of Arsenault (scenic design), Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene and Andrew Moerdyk (costume design), Derosier (lighting design), Chiappetta (sound design), and Andrew Orkin (composer).
For tickets and more information visit Classicstage.org.