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07/29/2016

Shakespeare Carolina Presents “Miss Julie” at Winthrop July 28-31, Aug. 4-7

Quick Facts

 Shakespeare Carolina's first production this summer at Winthrop is "Miss Julie."
 The company will present "Taming of the Shrew" in August.
 Shakespeare Carolina has produced theatre in the Carolinas since the late 1990s.

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Caitlin Byrne, left, and David Hensley.
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - The first summer production of Shakespeare Carolina’s summer residency at Winthrop University begins this weekend with August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie.”

Performances began July 28 and will be held July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6 at 8 p.m. with matinees on July 31 and Aug. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Studio Theatre.

This "upstairs, downstairs" story explores the dark romance between the young countess Miss Julie (Caitlin Byrne, Summerville, South Carolina) and her father's footman, Jean (David Hensley ‘08). Jean's fiancée Kristin (Gayle Taggart, Charlotte, North Carolina) adds further intriguing dynamics to Miss Julie's venture upon the edge of an emotional precipice.

Shakespeare Carolina has produced theatre in the Carolinas since the late 1990s. The group brings Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” to Winthrop Aug. 18-21 and 25-28. Past productions at Winthrop include “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Tempest,” “Antigone,” “Hamlet,” “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “The Servant of Two Masters.” They also have performed in The Duke Energy Theatre in Charlotte as a Resident Company and the Charlotte Fringe Festival.

Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 for students with ID and $15 without. They can be purchased at the box office one hour prior to performance or online at www.shakescar.org. For more information, contact Chris O’Neill, managing artistic director for Shakespeare Carolina, at shakescar@gmail.com.

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