Photo Flash: Cynthia Nixon, Victoria Clark, and More Celebrate Opening Night of Strindbergs in Rep
Classic Stage Company devotes the beginning of 2019 to the timeless emotional and social resonance of August Strindberg, with new productions of two acclaimed adaptations-Yaël Farber's Mies Julie and Conor McPherson's new version of The Dance of Death-presented in repertory.
In this exhilarating showcase of Strindberg's power, and of theater's singular malleability to new interpretations and social contexts, CSC has enlisted the fresh perspectives of two artists who have never directed Strindberg-interdisciplinary artist, creative leader, and emerging director Shariffa Ali, and Tony-winning actress and director Victoria Clark, respectively-to stage the plays. Farber's Mies Julie sets Strindberg's barbed exploration of a violent clash of desire and disparate social positioning (originally in turn-of-the-20th century Sweden) in post-Apartheid South Africa. McPherson offers his own mordant take on Strindberg's depiction of a venomous marriage and the social institutions governing it.
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Photo Credit: Ben Jay
Atandwa Kani, Fikile M. Kani
Patrice Johnson Chevannes