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The Miss Julie Dream Project

ensemble theatre · fell swoop playwrights · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States

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CHRISTOPHER LEAVENS certified reviewer June 19, 2013
Complex and dreamlike, this was a nice bit of post-modernism. A good mix of humor and thought-provocation.... full review
GLENN GERMAN certified reviewer June 22, 2013
The conceit of the play is so fiendishly clever that there isn't anywhere the narrative can take you that isn't justified. The great news is that the story is reigned in and tempered by the writers in such a way that you're never completely lost, yet the incredibly talented cast has all the room in the world to soar. I did not know the plays of record, but the exposition is carefully meted out so that it doesn't affect one's ability in the least to enjoy the intricacies of the character's predicaments. Even though the space is spare, there is full life on the stage and the actors bring an amazing energy and craft to the material. Just a wonderful piece of imaginative theater! ... full review
SANDI HEMMERLEIN certified reviewer June 23, 2013
When the show ended, it was as though I awoke from a dream myself. A seamless collaboration of the work of actually several playwrights, all based on the work of one, The Miss Julie Dream Project is masterfully assembled into an undulating, interwoven, yet cohesive work of dreamlike fantasy, paranoia, struggle, fate, and sex. The production makes great use of the small space and the actors' performances are very strong. A fun and sometimes funny trip, when reality and truth and people transform before your eyes, morphing from the known to the unknown and back.... full review
GREGORY CRAFTS certified reviewer July 01, 2013
There are some shows where you show up not knowing what to expect, you sit down, strap in and get ready to go on a ride. That's exactly what happened here. I sincerely enjoyed this show. The clever concept, of a suddenly self-aware literary character desperately trying to escape their pre-written destiny, experienced in a series of dreams they fall through is both interesting and creative. I'm fascinated not only by this piece, but by the process it was developed. I hope to see more explorations from Fell Swoop in the near future. ... full review
HOLLY DERR certified reviewer June 28, 2013
Great show!... full review
CINDY MARIE JENKINS certified reviewer June 23, 2013
The first few scenes dramatized what runs through my head, should I ever consider directing Miss Julie. I unfortunately lost The Dream Play thread, having not read it in twenty years, and that made it hard to follow the last half. All the performances were pretty stellar and often surprising. I'm interested to see more from Fell Swoop that isn't so specifically centered around intimate knowledge of two texts.... full review