The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) is proud to host the 17th Annual Shakespeare Classic on Sunday, February 21 at 1 p.m., providing young people ages 10 to 17 and their families an opportunity to experience Pericles, Shakespeare’s adventure-filled romance. Established in 1999, this annual event is tailored specifically for young audiences and offers $10 tickets to all patrons, a specially-prepared play program and a meet and greet opportunity with actors in the lobby after the performance.
The Guthrie Theater welcomes Mu Performing Arts back to the Dowling Studio to present the regional premiere of You for Me for You by Mia Chung. You for Me for You is Chung’s powerful, humorous and fantastical story of two sisters’ separate journeys escaping North Korea and coming to America. Mu Performing Arts Artistic Director Randy Reyes directs the play, which begins February 19 and runs through March 6, 2016.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) is proud to present The Amish Project, a solo piece written and performed by Jessica Dickey, originally directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde. The Amish Project is the second presentation in the Guthrie’s curated series, Singular Voices/Plural Perspectives. Selected by Artistic Director Joseph Haj and designed to inspire community dialogue, this dynamic band of programming is comprised of four solo shows featuring nationally acclaimed artists, as well as specially-tailored post-show conversations with the audience utilizing the themes and ideas in the productions as a point of entry for discussion.
Following an extensive nationwide search, Guthrie Theater Artistic Director Joseph Haj today announced that Jennifer Bielstein will join the institution as its new managing director. Currently, Bielstein serves as managing director for Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kentucky’s flagship arts organization which produces a range of more than 20 plays annually, as well as the distinguished Humana Festival of New American Plays. Bielstein will join the Guthrie staff and Haj’s leadership team on April 1, 2016.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) is proud to expand its ongoing partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and Project Success to provide 2,109 ninth grade Language Arts students from nine schools in the district with free student matinee tickets to Shakespeare’s Pericles, the celebrated production which marks Artistic Director Joseph Haj’s directorial debut at the Guthrie. In addition to free tickets and busing, the curriculum-aligned arts partnership offers workshops, study guides, and in-school visits to fully engage educators and students in Shakespeare’s romance.
(Minneapolis/St. Paul) The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director), in association with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C., proudly presents Joseph Haj’s critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Pericles. Following rave reviews in Oregon and in Washington, D.C., Haj brings his production of the Bard’s rarely produced romance to the Twin Cities this winter, making his highly anticipated directorial debut at the Guthrie.
(Minneapolis/St.Paul) At its annual meeting, the Guthrie Theater today announced the theater achieved an operating surplus of $24,171, on a budget of $29 million for fiscal year 2014-2015, indicating strong overall financial health for the organization.
(Minneapolis/St. Paul) The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) welcomes 7th House Theater back to the Dowling Studio with their world premiere production of The Great Work. Written by Grant Sorenson, with music and lyrics by David Darrow and choreography by Cat Brindisi, The Great Work features a lush original score and an exciting cast of young artists who Broadway World hailed as “smart, talented, [and] ambitious.” Under the co-direction of Sorenson and Darrow, The Great Work will play December 20, 2015 – January 3, 2016 in the Dowling Studio.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) today announced casting for The Cocoanuts, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by George S. Kaufman, under the direction of David Ivers. Adapted by Mark Bedard, with musical adaptation by Gregg Coffin, The Cocoanuts will play November 14, 2015 – January 3, 2016 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) today announced casting for its 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, presented by Bell State Bank & Trust. The perennial holiday favorite adapted by British playwright Crispin Whittell, is directed by Joe Chvala, founder and artistic director of the Flying Foot Forum, whose choreography was recently featured in the Guthrie’s summer production of The Music Man. Longtime Guthrie actor J.C. Cutler will reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the fourth year. Cutler has been involved in more than 30 productions at the Guthrie since 1993, including nine productions of A Christmas Carol – appearing as Ebenezer Scrooge (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Bob Cratchit (1995, 1997), Banker (1996) and Young Scrooge (1993, 1994).