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Strawdog Extends AFTER MISS JULE Through Today

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the first main stage production in its 2015 - 2016 season, Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie, has been extended through October 3, directed by Elly Green, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. The performance schedule is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Single Tickets are $28 and on sale now. Subscriptions, group, rush, senior and student discounts are also available. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111.

After Miss Julie is Marber's modern reimaging of August Strindberg's classic play now set in 1945 the night of England's Labour Party's landslide election victory over Winston Churchill's Conservative Party. The wealthy Julie (Maggie Scrantom) and the servant John (John Henry Roberts) navigate the complexity and sexual politics of master and servant relations, all while under the watchful eye of John's former fiancée and fellow servant Christine (Anita Deely). Director Green (Jeff Award-nominee for Stage Left's Rabbit) makes her Strawdog debut directing what The Telegraph (London) calls "[an] unforgettable night of white-hot theatrical intensity."

The After Miss Julie production team includes Strawdog Company Ensemble Members Mike Mroch, scenic designer; Heath Hays, sound design; Brittany Dee Bodley, costume designer and guest artists Claire Chrzan, light designer, Jamie Karas, props designer; Adam Goldstein, dialect coach, Emmaline Keddy-Hector, production manager; Emily Dillard, stage manager and Cassandra Rose, dramaturg.

As recently, announced, Strawdog Theatre Company will be leaving its home at 3829 North Broadway Ave. at the conclusion of its 2015 - 2016 28th Season in June 2016. Real estate developments on the block have caused the move for the Company. Strawdog has been at the current location, both its administrative offices and theatre spaces, for 25 years, since its third production Temptation by Vaclav Havel in 1990. The company's final show in the Broadway space will be their 110th production, Kaufman and Hart's 1930 classic, Once in a Lifetime, directed by Damon Kiely and opening in April 2016.

Patrick Marber is a playwright and screenwriter who burst onto the London scene with his debut play Dealer's Choice, which garnered him the "Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy" and the Writer's Guild award for "Best West End Play." His other works include the plays Closer, which also received the "Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy," as well as the Critics' Circle Theatre and Laurence Olivier awards for "Best New Play" and has been translated into thirty languages, Howard Katz and Don Juan in Soho. Marber's work also includes a number of adaptations for the screen including Closer, Patrick McGrath's Asylum and Zoe Heller's Notes on a Scandal for which Marber received his first Academy Award nomination. ABOUT ELLY GREEN, director

Elly Green is a freelance, Jeff-nominated director. Her upcoming productions include No More Sad Things by Hansol Jung for Sideshow Theatre and The Distance by Deborah Bruce for Haven Theatre. Her directing credits in Chicago include: The Woman Before (Trap Door); Happy (Redtwist); Unwilling and Hostile Instruments (Theatre Seven); Rabbit (Stage Left); The Tomkat Project (Playground Theatre and NYFringe). Green was assistant director on Henry V (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre) and Proof (Court Theatre). Her UK directing credits include: Our Country's Good, My Balloon Beats Your Astronaut, Beyond Therapy, About Tommy, Copenhagen, Skylight, The Beach and The Zoo Story. She also spent a year at the Royal National Theatre as a staff-director on Oedipus, Mrs. Affleck and Her Naked Skin. Green has an MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck College, University of London.

Since its founding in 1988, Strawdog Theatre Company has offered Chicagoland the premiere storefront theatre experience and garnered numerous Non-Equity Jeff Awards with its commitment to ensemble acting and an immersive design approach. The celebrated Company develops new work, re-imagines the classics, melds music with theatre, asks provocative questions and delivers their audience the unexpected.

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the first main stage production in its 2015 - 2016 season, Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie, August 14 - September 28, directed by Elly Green, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. Preview tickets are $15 with performances Thursday, Aug. 20, Friday, Aug. 14 and 21, Saturday, Aug. 15 and 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 23 at 4 p.m. There is a Board Preview Event Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. with $50 tickets that include access to the post-performance reception. The opening night performance is Monday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. An industry performance is Monday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. Single Tickets are $28 and on sale now. Subscriptions, group, rush, senior and student discounts are also available. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111.

Strawdog Theatre Company offers six tickets at a 50% discount one hour before every production. The rush ticket must be purchased in person, exclusively at the Strawdog Box Office. Limit of two tickets per person, not applicable with other discounts, offers or on previously purchased tickets, first come, first served.

The neighborhood has limited paid parking and is easily accessible by public transportation (via the Red Line Sheridan stop, plus 36-Broadway, 80-Irving Park, and 151-Sheridan buses). # # # Strawdog Theatre Company is supported in part by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, The Saints, the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency) and the annual support of businesses and individuals.

Photo by Chris Ocken, Ocken Photography


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