19 October | 21:00 – I.L. Caragiale National Theatre, Big Hall
20 October | 19:00 – I.L. Caragiale National Theatre, Big Hall
Strindberg’s classic tragedy tells how the aristocratic Julie encounters the servant Jean in the kitchen of the manor. Jean’s fiancée, Kristin, also comes and goes and eventually falls asleep in the kitchen where Jean and Julie continue to flirt with one another, uninhibited by her presence.
Version by Katie Mitchell
Translated into German by Maja Zade
Directed by: Katie Mitchell, Leo Warner
Stage and costume design: Alex Eales
Light Design: Philip Gladwell
Sound Design: Gareth Fry, Adrienne Quartly
Music: Paul Clark
Dramaturgy: Maja Zade
Length: 1 h 15 min (no intermission)
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin
English and Romanian surtitles
In the early hours of the long summer night, Julie accompanies Jean to his room and sleeps with him. But after the night of passion the roles are reversed: Jean is now the stronger one, and Julie the humiliated. Jean convinces Julie to steal money from her father and to elope with him. Finally he gives Julie his razor and convinces her that the only way for her to escape her predicament is to commit suicide.