Alley Theatre presents Alley All New Festival: Queen of Basel
The Alley All New Festival provides playwrights the resources needed to grow their work. The festival also offers audiences a first look at plays that may appear in full productions at the Alley, as well as at theatres around the country.
It's Art Basel, Miami's week-long festival where the rich and famous party with impunity. Julie reigns queen at the South Beach hotel owned by her real estate mogul father. Tonight he’s thrown a decadent blowout but when her fiancé breaks up with her in front of the crowd, Julie hides out in the storage kitchen, humiliated and devastated. She is comforted by Christine, a cocktail waitress from war-torn Venezuela, whom her father has paid to get her home discretely. Christine calls her fiancé, John, an Uber driver from the Miami slums. But Julie refuses to let the night end unless it’s on her terms…
Queen of Basel is a bold and contemporary take on Strindberg’s Miss Julie from Hilary Bettis, a writer of the Emmy-nominated The Americans.