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Miss Julie

Neil LaBute

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0738-2
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8 1/4"


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Set on Long Island just before the 1929 stock market crash and featuring one of theater’s most commanding female characters, Neil LaBute’s electrifying new adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie captures the timeless consequences of power, sex, and manipulation as an ambitious servant and the mistress of the house face off in a gripping night-long encounter. Commissioned for the 2012-13 season by Los Angeles’s Geffen Playhouse, LaBute’s Miss Julie premieres April 23 and runs through June 2. It stars Lily Rabe (TV: American Horror Story; Broadway: Seminar with Alan Rickman and Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino) as Miss Julie.

“A connoisseur of unsettling emotion . . . LaBute’s psychological terrain is the punishing slippery slope of ambivalence. In his hands, this bedeviling state of spiritual stasis comes with a distinctive sound, a sensational hemming and hawing, which poetically betrays the mind boxing clever with itself.” —John Lahr, The New Yorker

“LaBute’s view of modern men and women is unsparing . . . He is holding up a pitiless mirror to ourselves.” —Jacques le Sourd, The Journal News

Neil LaBute is arguably the most challenging, provocative, and acclaimed playwright of his generation. In works like bash, The Shape of Things, Fat Pig, and reasons to be pretty, he superbly engages with such themes as men and women, sex and power, deception and manipulation, with the humane sensibility of an artist who, as John Lahr wrote in The New Yorker, "does not trivialize darkness but treats it with proper awe."

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