Praise for Lady Julie
"Part of the strength of this production... is the honesty of the
performers. It's easy to believe every emotion. Making the show even
more intense is the venue[:]... the kitchen of Campbell House Museum.
We're so close to the action that we can see Jean sweat [&] listen to
Julie's shallow breaths... The confines and warmth of the space on a
hot summer evening add to the show's power."
-- Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine
"The advantages of using a real period kitchen for the setting is that
you could not find a more authentic location, and unlike what any
theatre can achieve, you have the sense of the whole house surrounding
you. When characters speak of the other rooms or exit to them, you
already have an image of them in your mind's eye. You can hear them
using the stairs, and the play's realism is immeasurably enhanced...
One of the best traditional versions of Strindberg's play to be staged
in Toronto in a very long time."
-- Christopher Hoile, Stage Door
"I saw the final performance of Lady Julie last night and was
absolutely blown away. I am a first year student studying Drama at
University of Toronto and have never felt so emotionally invested in a
play in my entire life. The whole atmosphere and the raw tension
created by the actors was just incredible. It was a beautifully tragic
adaptation and I thoroughly enjoyed it."
-- Katie Witkowski (audience member and first year drama student)
"I am still haunted by Lady Julie. Lots to think about regarding
domination, flipping from one side to another, cultural mores, the
power of projection, women in society, you name it.....so rich."
-- Karusia Wroblewski