After Miss Julie

Patrick Marber's anglicized, 1945-set rewrite of Miss Julie is the sort of thoughtful update this past season's Hedda Gabler should have been. The latter Roundabout Theatre Company production starred Mary-Louise Parker and featured a pared-down script by Christopher Shinn—and nobody realized they needed to move the period forward. We need to get beyond taxidermy in reviving classics. So hats off to Marber for lifting Strindberg's 1888 sex-and-class melodrama out of the mothballs. For more NYC theater coverage, visit