MISS JULIE, BETRAYAL and BEGOTTEN
Xavier University Theatre
Xavier Univeristy’s Gallagher Student Center [Evanston]
Directed by Regina Pugh
Cast: Griff Bludworth as Jean, Sara Ringenbach as Kristin & Alex Roberts as Julie
Ensemble: Donald Burns, Henry Eden, Taylor Maas, Sam Martini, Trever McKenzie, Katie Mitchell, Jenny Roberts, Michael Thompson & Nora Weisz.
On Midsummer’s Eve, Miss Julie, a young noblewoman, enters into an illicit affair with her father’s valet, Jean. Worldly and cultured, Jean by turns spurns and encourages Miss Julie’s flirtation, eventually initiating a relationship of disastrous consequences. Written in 1888, Strindberg’s masterful exploration of sex, class and power asks who in the battle of the sexes is really the servant and who the master.
Directed by Bruce Cromer
Cast: Mac Blais as Jerry, Maya Farhat as Emma, Eric Minion as Robert & Micah Price as The Waiter
For seven years, Emma and Jerry engage in a passionate love affair, deceiving their spouses, each other and, at times, even themselves. It is ultimately revealed that Emma’s husband, Robert, has known about the affair for years without ever saying a word. Was this his betrayal, or his revenge? As memory reels backward toward the moment the affair started, the lies tangle into a web of deception, and betrayal begets betrayal. One of the 20th century’s most influential dramatists, Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter innovatively explores the complexities of love, guilt and duplicity in this Olivier Award-winning classic.
Directed by Bridget Leak
Cast: Sean Burlingame as Aaron, Kyle Daniels as Adam, Kalie Kaimann as Marianne, Justin Lee as Man & Elizabeth Rancourt as Eve
After losing everything in an apartment fire, Marianne and Aaron are forced to get serious about their lives and their relationship. However, their decision to reach out to Aaron’s wealthy parents for help only makes things more complicated as painful memories resurface and threaten their future. While Marianne and Aaron’s mother Eve fight to keep him close, both women struggle to reconcile what they want with what they’ve lost. BEGOTTEN is a sharp examination of how motherhood shapes the lives of two women and asks what it really means to lose a child. Xavier Theatre will present the world premiere of this play by current junior theatre major, Tatum Hunter.
- Wed, Feb. 17 at 7:30pm (BETRAYAL)
- Thu, Feb. 18 at 7:30pm (MISS JULIE)
- Fri, Feb. 19 at 7:30pm (BEGOTTEN)
- Sat, Feb. 20 at 2pm (MISS JULIE)
- Sat, Feb. 20 at 7:30pm (BETRAYAL)
- Sun, Feb. 21 at 2pm (BEGOTTEN)
- Wed, Feb. 24 at 7:30pm (MISS JULIE)
- Thu, Feb. 25 at 7:30pm (BEGOTTEN)
- Fri, Feb. 26 at 7:30pm (BETRAYAL)
- Sat, Feb. 27 at 2pm (BEGOTTEN)
- Sat, Feb. 27 at 7:30pm (MISS JULIE)
- Sun, Feb. 28 at 7:30pm (BETRAYAL)