posted October 22, 2002

Theatre Students Present Miss Julie Oct. 25-26

A senior-project production of "Miss Julie" will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, at 8 p.m. in the DeWitt Center studio theatre.

The public is invited. Admission is $2, payable at the door.

Written in 1888 by Swedish playwright August Strindberg, the production is directed by Peter Beck, a theatre major from Dolton, Ill., and is all-student designed, run and acted.

"Miss Julie" takes place over a single compressed, and unbroken 90-minute episode in the stately kitchen of a wealthy Count's estate, where the war between the sexes is simmering to a boil one Midsummer's Eve. The Count's beautiful, aggressive daughter has set about to seduce Jean, the Count's footservant, and what begins as a manipulative flirtation soon turns into a dangerous game of passion, power and betrayal.

The studio theatre is located in the ground level of the DeWitt Center, located on 12th Street and Columbia Avenue.