2016-2017 Season

2016-2017 Season

Artistic Director Joseph Haj is making his mark! Don’t miss his first mainstage season, featuring two literary adaptations, a monumental Shakespeare tragedy, a Sondheim masterpiece, two theatrical classics, a dynamic play with music, a world premiere, and a brilliant comedy from a significant new voice in the theater. This season is not to be missed!

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
adapted by Kate Hamill
based on the novel by Jane Austen
directed by Sarah Rasmussen
September 10 – October 29, 2016
Wurtele Thrust Stage

The Guthrie Theater presents
zAmya Theater Project’s
HOME STREET HOME: MINNEAPOLIS
written by the zAmya Theater troupe with playwright Josef Evans
directed by Maren Ward
September 16-25, 2016
Dowling Studio

THE PARCHMAN HOUR
Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders
by Mike Wiley
directed by Patricia McGregor
October 1 – November 6, 2016
McGuire Proscenium Stage 

HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Jeanne Sakata
directed by Lisa Rothe
October 7–23, 2016
Dowling Studio

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Charles Dickens
adapted by Crispin Whittell
directed by Joe Chvala
November 16 – December 30, 2016
Wurtele Thrust Stage

The Guthrie Theater presents
7th HOUSE THEATER
world premiere
November 18 - December 4, 2016
Dowling Studio

THE LION IN WINTER
by James Goldman
directed by TBA
November 19 – December 31, 2016
McGuire Proscenium Stage

The Guthrie Theater presents
TRANSATLANTIC LOVE AFFAIR
a new work conceived by Diogo Lopes and created by the ensemble
directed by Isabel Nelson and Diogo Lopes
January 27 - February 12, 2017
Dowling Studio

THE ROYAL FAMILY
by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber
directed by Rachel Chavkin
January 28 – March 19, 2017
McGuire Proscenium Stage

KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare
directed by Joseph Haj
February 11 – April 2, 2017
Wurtele Thrust Stage

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915
by Jackie Sibblies Drury
February 21 – March 12, 2017
Dowling Studio

The Guthrie Theater presents
The Telling Project’s
ECHO WAR
March 17 - April 2, 2017
Dowling Studio

Toni Morrison’s
THE BLUEST EYE
adapted by Lydia R. Diamond
directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
April 15 – May 21, 2017
Wurtele Thrust Stage

The Guthrie Theater presents
a Mu Performing Arts production of
CHARLES FRANCIS CHAN JR.'S EXOTIC ORIENTAL MURDER MYSTERY
by Lloyd Suh
May 12-28, 2017
Dowling Studio

REFUGIA
an original idea developed by The Moving Company
directed by Dominique Serrand
May 13 – June 11, 2017
McGuire Proscenium Stage 

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by James Lapine
directed by Joseph Haj
June 17 – August 20, 2017
Wurtele Thrust Stage

The Guthrie Theater presents
THE NEW GRIOTS FESTIVAL
July 6-16, 2017
Dowling Studio

NATIVE GARDENS
by Karen Zacarías
directed by Blake Robison
July 15 – August 20, 2017
McGuire Proscenium Stage

THE HOLLER SESSIONS
written and performed by Frank Boyd
originally co-directed by Rachel Chavkin
August 4–20, 2017
Dowling Studio


All shows available as part of a season ticket subscription package except A Christmas Carol

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS
New season subscriptions range in price from $90 to $571.

DOWLING STUDIO
Season passes for the Dowling Studio are available now. Single tickets for all Dowling Studio plays go on sale July 20.

SINGLE TICKETS
Single tickets for Sense and Sensibility, The Parchman Hour, The Lion in Winter and all Dowling Studio shows go on sale July 20, 2016. Single tickets for A Christmas Carol go on sale September 6. Single tickets for The Royal Family, King Lear, The Bluest Eye and Refugia go on sale November 1. Single tickets for Sunday in the Park with George and Native Gardens go on sale February 1, 2017. Single ticket prices for all mainstage shows excluding A Christmas Carol range from $15 - $87; A Christmas Carol ranges from $15 - $137. Discounts are available for students, seniors and children.