The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) today announced casting for Trouble in Mind, a witty comedy about American culture, race and self-determination. Under the direction of Valerie Curtis-Newton, and written by pioneering African American playwright Alice Childress, Trouble in Mind will play May 7 – June 5, 2016 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. Single tickets start at $34 ($15 for previews), and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org.
On Friday, June 24, the Guthrie will host the Bali Ha’i Ball, a fundraiser for the theater’s artistic and educational programming, on the opening night of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, directed by Artistic Director Joseph Haj. Tickets, which start at just $25 for a post-performance dessert reception and after-party, are now on sale by calling 612.225.6160, e-mailing RSVP@guthriehteater.org, or at www.guthrietheater.org.
The Guthrie Theater today announced it has been awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to underwrite a groundbreaking initiative for the theater’s entire ninth floor, home to the 200-seat Dowling Studio, the Citizens of Minnesota Overlook – a signature feature of the lobby known as the “amber box” – and a unique retractable wall that unifies the performance space with its lobby. The six-pronged initiative, conceptualized by Artistic Director Joseph Haj, emphasizes the creation of a theater that wrestles with urgent questions and inspires dynamic dialogue with its audience, expands the diversity of voices, visions and styles on its stages, and engages community members currently underserved by its work.
The Guthrie Theater today announced the return of The Telling Project and its presentation of Telling: Minnesota 2016, co-directed by Telling Project Founder and Executive Director Jonathan Wei and Co-Founder Max Rayneard. Aimed at prompting the community’s discussion and recognition of the realities of military service, Telling: Minnesota 2016 will be presented Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1, 2016 in the Dowling Studio. Tickets are free and may be reserved through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, online at www.guthrietheater.org, and in person at the Guthrie Box Office.
The Guthrie Theater welcomes Four Humors back to the Dowling Studio to present The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, conceived and created by the company and directed by Jason Ballweber. Known for its honest, hilarious and critical takes on celebrated texts, Four Humors rounds out a trilogy of literary adaptations, including Candide and Lolita, with this regional premiere inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ famous novel. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha begins May 13 and runs through May 22, 2016.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) today announced casting for its production of Harvey, the 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Mary Chase. Under the direction of Libby Appel, who directed The Magic Fire in the Guthrie’s 1998-1999 season, Harvey will play April 9 through May 15, 2016 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.
The Guthrie Theater today announced Artistic Director Joseph Haj’s inaugural mainstage season. The nine productions in the theater’s 2016-2017 subscription lineup include Sense and Sensibility, King Lear, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Sunday in the Park with George on the Wurtele Thrust Stage and The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders, The Lion in Winter, The Royal Family, Refugia and Native Gardens on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) is proud to present Taylor Mac in A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: The 20th Century Abridged, part of Mac’s ambitious, multi-year effort to chart the 24-decade history of popular music in America. Conceived, written, performed and co-directed by Mac, the two-show engagement on March 18 and 19 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage is presented as part of the Guthrie’s Singular Voices/Plural Perspectives series.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director), in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company, proudly presents a double-bill of one-act comedies: Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Critic, adapted by Twin Cities favorite Jeffrey Hatcher, and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound. Under the direction of Michael Kahn, these successful comedies arrive in Minneapolis this February following a critically acclaimed run at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. Performances of The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound will play February 23 – March 27, 2016 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.
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.