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'Miss Julie' opens Jan. 29 at Coastal Carolina University

January 26, 2009

Coastal Carolina University Theatre will present its production of August Strindberg's ground-breaking drama "Miss Julie" on Thursday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Feb. 7 in the Black Box Theatre in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The play has adult themes and is not recommended for children.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 through Jan. 31 and Feb. 4 through Feb. 7. A matinee will be presented Sunday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 general admission: $8 senior citizens and alumni: $3 students of Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Faculty and staff of the University and HGTC tickets are $6.

Written in 1888, "Miss Julie" is a powerful, naturalistic drama about how social and sexual roles were constricted by class divisions in the 19th century. Raised by her pro-feminist mother and traditionalist father, Julie is ill at ease in the aristocratic society of her upbringing. During a Midsummer's Eve celebration she enters into forbidden territory by entering into a relationship with Jean, her father's valet. "Miss Julie" provoked a scandal when it was first presented and was banned in many parts of Europe. The production is directed by John Woodson, a guest director who is working with Atlantic Stage here on the Grand Strand. Cast members include Coastal Carolina University students: Amelia Hammond as Miss Julie; Chad Bagwell as Jean; and Sarah Mullins as Kristen. For ticket information contact the Wheelwright Box Office daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 843- 349-2502.