‘Miss Julie’ caps two-town run

Dec 03, 2012
Marie Merrifield and Jason Bannister play the class-crossed lovers in Midcoast Actor’s Studio’s “Miss Julie."

Midcoast Actor's Studio, which debuted with “Hedda Gabler” last spring, opened its sophomore production, August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie,” in Camden Friday, Dec. 7 for a two-weekend, two-venue run. Final performances will be Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at Troy A. Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave./Route 52, Belfast. Tickets will be sold at the door an hour before show time. Admission is $10, $7 for students and senior citizens; group rates are available as well.

Written in 1880, “Miss Julie” is a naturalistic play that deals with class, love, the battle of the sexes and the power struggles that arise among them. Strindberg's powerful tale is about a count's daughter having an affair with her father's servant; this production will be the New England premiere of Penny Penniston’s modernistic adaptation. This play is suitable for mature high school age and older.

The cast features MCAS founder and artistic director Jason Bannister, Jen Oldham and Marie Merrifield, in the title role. For more information on Midcoast Actor's Studio and its production of “Miss Julie,” visit midcoastactors.org or the troupe’s Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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