Atop snowy Nob Hill in "Soon" San Francisco, an indulgent soiree for the city's elite ushers in Earth's final frost. As the powers-that-be swill champagne and self-congratulate, have-nots Julie and John tussle for scraps of opportunity and, together, light a stalk of dynamite that may shape a new world order. Bay Area favorites Stacy Ross and Phil Wong spar in Megan Cohen's Free For All: a bombastic and whimsical take on Strindberg's Miss Julie,
Swedish playwright August Strindberg’s sexually charged 1888 drama about class differences, “Miss Julie,” seems timeless. Recently Poltergeist Theatre staged an adaptation; now Cutting Ball premieres its own quite different take on the classic, by Megan Cohen, developed with director Ariel Craft. Subtitled “A New Miss Julie for a New World,” it’s set in a slightly futuristic San Francisco and features powerhouse actors Stacy Ross and Phil Wong.