The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) today announced that veteran Guthrie actors Nathaniel Fuller and Stephen Yoakam have been double-cast in the title role of King Lear in the Guthrie production playing February 11 – April 2, 2017 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) today announced casting for its 42nd annual production of A Christmas Carol, presented by Bell Bank. Adapted by British playwright Crispin Whittell and directed by Joe Chvala, founder and artistic director of the Flying Foot Forum, this perennial holiday favorite plays November 16 – December 30 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) is proud to present Hold These Truths featuring stage and screen actor Joel de la Fuente. Written by Jeanne Sakata and directed by Lisa Rothe, Hold These Truths is a one-man show inspired by the life and heroism of Gordon Hirabayashi, one of only three Japanese Americans to refuse internment during World War II. Performances run October 7-23, 2016 in the Dowling Studio.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) announced today that five new members have been elected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors, currently chaired by Y. Marc Belton. The theater proudly welcomes Susan Allen, John Knapp, Antone Melton-Meaux, Karin Nelsen and Jamie Wilson, who will each serve a three-year term from September 1, 2016 through December 2019. With the addition of these members, the Board of Directors is made up of 64 respected individuals who are interested in the arts and the cultural and economic strength of the Twin Cities. The Board provides direction and oversight to maximize the theater’s ability to achieve its mission.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) announced casting for its production of The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders. This acclaimed ensemble piece, written by Mike Wiley and directed by Patricia McGregor, features Guthrie favorites alongside six actors making their Guthrie debuts. Performances run October 1 – November 6, 2016 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) today announced that it will present acclaimed monologist Mike Daisey in The Trump Card, directed by Isaac Butler, on Friday, September 9 & Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dowling Studio. One of the finest solo performers of his generation, Daisey explores the theatrics of Donald J. Trump and how he rose to his current standing in the Presidential race. Each performance will be followed by a discussion with the audience, inviting community members to explore their own beliefs, personally and politically.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) today announced casting for its production of Sense and Sensibility, adapted by Kate Hamill and based on Jane Austen’s treasured novel about sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood. Under the direction of Jungle Theater Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen, in her Guthrie directorial debut, Sense and Sensibility will play September 10 – October 29, 2016 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.