Bankside Repertory Theatre Company concludes its second season with August Strindberg’s classic play, “Miss Julie,” in a new adaptation by contemporary American playwright Craig Lucas.
“Miss Julie” will run two weekends: Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31 and Saturday April 1; Thursday, April 6, Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8. All performances are 7:30 p.m. at Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton, Ill.
Directed by Bankside founding member Sue Ellen Coughtry, “Miss Julie” follows the dark hours of one midsummer night when Julie, mistress of the house, encounters her servant, Jean. His dream to rise above a servile station clashes with Julie’s desire to escape from high society. Julie’s independence and free will are tested when questions of powerlessness, wealth, class and privilege explode with tragic consequences. Because of mature themes, “Miss Julie” is not suitable for children or teens under age 16.