The closing ceremonies of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe took place on August 24, where it was announced that unlike in past years, the Best of Edinburgh Award goes to two productions. First, the award goes to the 2012 production from the Baxter Theater Center and South African State Theater of Mies Julie, an adaptation of Strindberg's Miss Julie placed in post-apartheid South Africa, directed by Yael Farber.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Mies Julie will not be able to come to New York for 2012. For this reason, the foundation has decided to also bestow the Best of Edinburgh Award on David Greig's Midsummer, a play with music by Gordon McIntyre, which played in Edinburgh in 2009. Due to their schedule, the play could not accept the award that year, but are pleased to accept it retroactively and have a US premiere from January 9-February 3.
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