The Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV presents August Stridberg's 'Miss Julie' Nov. 11-20 in the Black Box Theatre as part of the Alternative Stage Season. Directed by Ann-Marie Pereth, 'Miss Julie' is rated R and intended for mature audiences only.
The play is set on a midsummer night in 1874 on the estate of a Swedish count. The daughter of the count, attempting to escape an existence cramped by social mores, dances at the servants' annual party, where she is drawn to an urbane footman named Jean. Jean is well-traveled, well-mannered and well-read. In the kitchen of Miss Julie's father's manor, Jean and Miss Julie engage in a shocking and sometimes brutal battle between the sexes.
Cynthia Vodovoz plays Miss Julie; John Maltese is Jean; Melissa Ritz is Christine; and Leila Rosa, Alexandra Williams, Gayle D'Elia, Sophia Martin, Justin Quintos, and Zachery Allen are the servants.
Pereth is a second year MFA in directing from Las Vegas. She received her BA in Theatre from UNLV. Her recent directing credits include '27 Wagons Full of Cotton' and 'Glory in the Flower' at NCT; director for 'Cheaper by the Dozen' and 'The Odyssey' at The Rainbow Company, as well as assistant director and assistant choreographer for 'American Girl Review' in New York City.
Performances of 'Miss Julie' are at 8 p.m. on Nov. 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, and 19 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 and 20. Tickets are $15 general admission and available at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office (pac.unlv.edu) or by calling 895-ARTS (2787)