June 22 - June 24, 2012
In this viscerally explosive reinvention, Strindberg's notorios tale of class and sexual power dynamics is relocated to a liquidated car dealership and infused with Americana- "a dynamic mock-Western score" [LA Weekly], Appalachian dances, and Pittsburgh slang. Our hero, Julie, dominates and seduces the brutish detailer but, when the tables literally get flipped, her dreams of escaping to Florida are no match against his bestial powers of influence.
Transit Authority, under the direction of Robert Cucuzza, has created an aggressively vivid picture of economic paranoia, bringing to light what it feels like to wake up out of the American dream.
"Strindberg's Miss Julie has been suped-up for Maximum Mayhem.." - TimeOut New York