"Miss Julie - This is not the Omsk Academic Drama Theatre's first visit to the Czech Republic. In 1998 this ensemble performed in Prague in Pavel Landovský's "Honinového hoteliér" (The Hourly Hotelier), which the writer staged with Russian actors.
The text of the Swedish classic is mercilessly abridged by about one half. The staging lacks long monologues, and almost all the social and feminist themes are left out. What is most important lies behind the words; each detail speaks in place of them. Laid bare, strengthened and brought to the fore is the eternal triangle of unrequited love: a man and two women - yearned for, but inaccessible, and accessible, but not yearned for."
(by Alexandra Lvrova, Pisma iz tĕatra)
"Marcelli's production contains harsh colours and sounds, dances and aromas. The stage is dominated by a large table, and a kitchen range, on which the servant Kristine cooks meat, stands in the corner. The audience is beset by the smell of the meat throughout the first act. This is followed by another strong sensation, an aggressive dance. Miss Julie sways around the kitchen to the music of King Crimson. But the most surprising thing is the cast. Miss Julie (Jekatĕerina Potapova) resembles a servant, brusque and vulgar, while Kristine (Inga Matis) is a true lady, a dignified young woman who knows what she wants."
(by Alena Karas, Rossijskaja gazeta)
"What most interests director Jevgenij Marcelli in art, he says, is the mystery in the relationships between men and women. This theme appears to a greater or lesser extent in all his Omsk productions - from Gorky's "Summerfolk" through to Strindberg's "Miss Julie". If his previous projects can be characterizes as plays "for men and women", Miss Julie can be viewed as an interpretation of the war between the sexes, an irreconcilable and uncompromising war in which there can be no winners. Marcelli's production is a concentration of ardently icy passion. Theres is no love here, only a desperate nostalgia for love. This work, subtitled "Something with one interval", is - as the director fully intended - unexpected, gripping, thoughtprovoking and, later on, nerve-wracking."
(by Julija Jeskina, Pisma iz tĕatra)