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interACT in South Orange Presents ‘Miss Julie’ April 10-12

A relationship so wrong … could it ever be right? Come decide for yourself when interACT’s Miss Julie takes the stage on April 10-12 at the Baird Theatre on Three, 5 Mead St., South Orange.

This controversial play of its day, Miss Julie centers on dominance, control, and the battle of the sexes. The characters move from their typically mundane lives into a previously unexplored world of passion and danger.

Cynthia Ross will direct this Pocket Theatre production of lusty social discomfort. Written by August Strindberg, the searing naturalistic classic features a new translation by Truda Stockenstram.

Miss Julie takes place on a Midsummer’s Eve in the kitchen on the estate of a Miss Julie’s father, the Count. Miss Julie (Skye Hersh) is drawn the Count’s valet Jean (Mike Cox), who is particularly well-traveled, well-mannered, well-read, and who also happens to be engaged to the Count’s cook, Christine (Diane Machin). Over the course of one evening the characters explore two of Strindberg’s favorite topics, Darwinism and society’s class struggle.

The program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts.

Tickets are $10 online, $15 at the door. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday April 10; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday April 11; and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12.

interACT Theatre Productions is a theatre of the community in South Orange. It’s committed to building strong ties within the community by producing thought-provoking plays and musicals that challenge stereotypes and prejudices.

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