Power in the Eternal Present

by Quinton Skinner | Director of Communications, Guthrie Theater

Shining Through the Shadows»

Seamus Heaney's Sophocles adaptation The Burial at Thebes opened last Saturday night; having seen the show evolve from an initial run-though to its latest iteration, I'm confident it's no exaggeration to say that it has lived up to its ample promise. [10/4/2011] 

Song of Understanding»

Last Friday, September 23, was the invited dress rehearsal for The Burial at Thebes, a run-through for the show with an audience of staff, friends and family. These are tricky events, with various technical elements in place: a few lit desks including the stage manager's and several rows blocked off so that the production photographer could do his thing. [9/27/2011] 

Notes on an early run-through of Burial at Thebes»

The Burial at Thebes represents a resonant, and at times startlingly powerful, confluence of talents in a work that both stimulates the intellect and punches you in the gut. For starters, I can safely predict that we will not get Sophocles, Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney and musical visionary J.D. Steele in the same (metaphorical) room again. [9/19/2011]