Lily Rabe, who has earned acclaim for her New York stage performances and whose Hollywood cachet has risen thanks to the popularity of the FX series
"Miss Julie" is scheduled to open May 1 and will have a limited run through June 2. The classic 19th century play has been adapted by
Rabe will play Strindberg's heroine, the daughter of a wealthy aristocratic type. Laura Heisner will take the role of Kristine, a lowly cook in the household.
LaBute's adaptation of the play moves the action to ritzy
Preview performances of the Geffen's "Miss Julie" are scheduled to begin April 23.
Rabe won acclaim for her performance in the Public Theatre's production of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" alongside
She played Rosalind this summer in the Public's production of "As You Like It."
Her other Broadway credits include Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar" in 2011 and
The actress is the daughter of playwright David Rabe and the late
In other Strindberg news this week, it was announced that Liv Ullmann will direct a new film adaptation of "Miss Julie" with Jessica Chastain in the title role.