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The American Clock»

The American Clock
April 13 - April 23, 2017
Dowling Studio
The senior class of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program takes the stage in The American Clock, Arthur Miller’s brilliantly theatrical, kaleidoscopic study of the Great Depression in its early years.


April 13 - April 23, 2017
McGuire Proscenium Stage
Described as “a parable for our times,” Battlefield uses four actors and a musician to evoke the apocalyptic aftermath of a great war between rival members of the same family.

She Went to War»

She Went to War
March 17 - April 02, 2017
Dowling Studio
This new work by The Telling Project is an autobiographical performance by four female veterans, all of whom experienced significant combat exposure during their terms in the military.

We Are Proud to Present»

We Are Proud to Present
February 21 - March 12, 2017
Dowling Studio
Going off-script can sometimes be the best way to tell a story. We Are Proud to Present follows an ensemble of American actors -- three black and three white – as they rehearse a stage presentation about a genocide in 1900s colonial Africa.

King Lear»

King Lear
February 11 - April 02, 2017
Wurtele Thrust Stage
After years of ruling Britain in peace, a respected King Lear decides to relinquish his crown and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. But when their love and loyalty falter, so does Lear’s sanity. King Lear is a gripping portrait of fathers, daughters and a once mighty ruler thwarted by his own hubris and betrayed by a vanishing mind.

The Royal Family»

The Royal Family
January 28 - March 19, 2017
McGuire Proscenium Stage
Set in 1920s Manhattan, this American classic (loosely based on the legendary Barrymore family) centers on three generations of actors, each at different stages in their careers. From an aging grande dame to a promising ingénue, together they confront a choice between secure, yet dull domesticity and an erratic, egocentric yet potentially fulfilling life on the stage.

Promise Land »

Promise Land
January 27 - February 12, 2017
Dowling Studio
Directed by Isabel Nelson and Diogo Lopes, conceived by Lopes and created by the ensemble, this new piece re-imagines the story of Hansel and Gretel as a tale of immigration, and investigates what forces can compel one to leave their family and home to venture on a journey through the dark and tangled unknown in search of something better.


The Lion in Winter»

The Lion in Winter
November 19 - December 31, 2016
McGuire Proscenium Stage
Set during Christmas 1183, The Lion in Winter tells the wickedly amusing tale of King Henry II, his imprisoned queen (released only for the holiday), and their three entitled sons who vie for the throne in a double-dealing division of the kingdom.

The Passage or What Comes of Searching in the Dark»

The Passage or What Comes of Searching in the Dark
November 18 - December 04, 2016
Dowling Studio
Albert Grissom has a problem. Well, two problems. He hasn’t seen his father in three weeks and there's a monster living in his basement. With an original score, 7th House Theater’s The Passage follows two children on a real-life adventure stranger than anything they could have imagined.

A Christmas Carol»

A Christmas Carol
November 16 - December 30, 2016
Wurtele Thrust Stage
The Guthrie will present the 42nd annual production of Charles Dickens’ classic. Director and choreographer Joe Chvala will direct the show for a fifth consecutive year.

Hold These Truths»

Hold These Truths
October 07 - October 23, 2016
Dowling Studio
During World War II in Seattle, as the U.S. government forcibly relocated all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast into internment camps, 24-year-old college student Gordon Hirabayashi defied the exclusion order and was subsequently convicted and sentenced to prison. 

The Parchman Hour»

The Parchman Hour
October 01 - November 06, 2016
McGuire Proscenium Stage
At the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, brave women and men of all backgrounds said goodbye to their families, boarded buses and headed into the Deep South to battle discrimination. Arrested and imprisoned in Mississippi’s notorious Parchman Farm Penitentiary, these Freedom Riders endured by creating a nightly variety show called “The Parchman Hour.”

Home Street Home Minneapolis»

Home Street Home Minneapolis
September 16 - September 25, 2016
Dowling Studio
Home Street Home Minneapolis follows street musician Zeke Cooper on a tour around the heart of the city where he’ll eavesdrop on skyway security guards and hear from residents in family shelters, condo dwellers, downtown church-goers, Vikings fans and panhandlers. Listen in as characters share experiences and change each other’s lives.

Sense and Sensibility»

Sense and Sensibility
September 10 - October 29, 2016
Wurtele Thrust Stage
Full of humor and emotional depth, a fresh adaptation of Austen’s treasured novel opens the season in a bright, bold and theatrical way.


July 27 - July 31, 2016
Dowling Studio
A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training nurtures young actors and helps build relationships with the Guthrie Theater during this eight-week residency program. These performances feature actors from advanced training programs from around the country in a thrilling theatrical showcase.


July 16 - August 28, 2016
McGuire Proscenium Stage

South Pacific»

South Pacific
June 18 - August 28, 2016
Wurtele Thrust Stage

Steven Mackey: Orpheus Unsung»

Steven Mackey: Orpheus Unsung
June 16 - June 18, 2016
Dowling Studio

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha »

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
May 13 - May 22, 2016
Dowling Studio

Trouble in Mind»

Trouble in Mind
May 07 - June 05, 2016
McGuire Proscenium Stage

Telling: Minnesota 2016»

Telling: Minnesota 2016
April 29 - May 01, 2016
Dowling Studio

Earthquakes in London»

Earthquakes in London
April 13 - April 24, 2016
Dowling Studio


April 09 - May 15, 2016
Wurtele Thrust Stage

A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: The 20th Century Abridged»

A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: The 20th Century Abridged
March 18 - March 19, 2016
Wurtele Thrust Stage

The Critic/The Real Inspector Hound»

The Critic/The Real Inspector Hound
February 23 - March 27, 2016
McGuire Proscenium Stage