Miss Julie opening Feb 18 in Miriam Drake Theatre

Susan Deiger
UNK Theatre, 308.865.8406

MEDIA NIGHT: Reporters and photographers are invited to the media night performance of “Miss Julie” on Monday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the UNK Miriam Drake Theatre, which is located in the UNK Fine Arts Building. This will be the only opportunity to record, or take video and still photos of the production.
UNK- The spring drama production, “Miss Julie,” will open Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. for the show, which will be performed in Miriam Drake Theatre in the UNK Fine Arts Building.

“Miss Julie” is set in 1894 and written in naturalistic style. The story addresses the themes of power and control, social class, love, lust, and interaction between man and woman. The plot centers on the characters of Miss Julie, the daughter of a Swedish count, and Jean, one of her father’s servants.

Tired of the stifling rules and expectations that govern her privileged existence, Miss Julie brazenly defies her mores and joins her servants at a midsummer’s eve celebration.  With a new appetite for freedom from the confines of her station, she becomes captivated by her father’s footman, and, in pursuing him she challenges the strict norms and hierarchies that hold her caste together.
Through the night, the divergent pair engages in a battle of wills–pitting man against woman, servant against master – ultimately realizing that their only hope for escape from the boundaries imposed upon them lies in each other.

As the dawn comes, Miss Julie discovers that her rebelliousness will not go unpunished, and she must face the grim consequences that await her.

Directed by Jack Garrison, UNK associate professor of theatre, curtain times will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday -Saturday, Feb.18- 21, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22.

Tickets for “Miss Julie” can be purchased by contacting the UNK Theatre box office at 308.865.8417 or e-mailing  boxoffice@unk.edu. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for non-UNK students, seniors and UNK faculty/staff; $3 for groups of 10 or more; and free for UNK students with a valid ID. For more information, contact Susan Deiger at the UNK Theatre office 308.865.8406.

The student actors, and the roles they play, are listed below, alphabetically by hometown:

        Axtell- Kassandra Wendell, Christine
        Lincoln- Lyndsey Luxford, chorus, and Spencer Wolfe, chorus
        O’Neill- Ryan Lieb, chorus
        Red Cloud- Eric Reitcheck, Jean
        Winside- Brittany Greunke, Miss Julie

The student stage managers are:
Maywood- Clinton Norgaard, stage manager, and

            Castle Rock- Abby Claar, assistant stage manager

The faculty crew for the production, in addition to Garrison, includes: Darin Himmerich, technical director; Sara Ice, costume designer; Rick Scholwin, sound designer; and Mark Wethington, scenic and lighting designer