Friday 17 August 2012 | By Ana-Claudia Magaña
ED2012 Theatre Review: Mies Julie (Baxter Theatre Centre, South African State Theatre and Assembly)
“Mies Julie” is a modern adaptation of August Strindberg’s play, dealing with sex and power in the struggle between the daughter of a farm owner in South Africa and a worker, a struggle of race, culture, and love. Featuring a rich display of regional musical instruments and equipment, the play incorporates props to full and innovative use. One forgets one is watching a theatre production; the acting is well-directed, illustrating the complicated states of mind of South African culture, yet the emotions are of a universal nature. This is an outstanding performance that will leave audiences agape and wide-eyed in amazement long after the play ends. Caution: this show incorporates graphic scenes of sexual violence, violent language, and physical abuse.
Assembly Hall, 2-27 Aug (not 13, 20), 2.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Ana-Claudia Magaña]