(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).
Guthrie Theater Artistic Director Joseph Haj has announced the appointment of David Stewart as Production Director. Stewart previously served as Academic Production Manager at Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. He joins the Guthrie staff, and Haj’s senior management team, on November 2.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) is proud to present Wrestling Jerusalem, an original solo piece written and performed by Aaron Davidman and directed by Michael John Garcés, which will kick off Singular Voices/Plural Perspectives, a curated series of plays designed to inspire community dialogue. Selected by Artistic Director Joseph Haj, this dynamic set of programming is comprised of four solo shows featuring nationally acclaimed artists. One of the hallmarks of the series will be specially-tailored post-show conversations with the audience utilizing the themes and ideas in the productions as a point of entry for discussion. Performances of Wrestling Jerusalem begin Friday, October 16 in the Dowling Studio.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) today announced that due to popular demand it will extend its run of To Kill a Mockingbird by one week, now playing through October 25. Single tickets start at $29 and are on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org. In addition, the theater will host a one-night-only panel discussion in connection with the play titled The Meaning in Mockingbird: Putting a Classic in the Continuum of Civil Rights, Race Relations and Social Justice, on Monday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.
Minneapolis/St. Paul—The Guthrie Theater proudly presents the Actors Touring Company’s internationally acclaimed production of The Events, by David Greig, as part of its respected WorldStage series. Under the direction of Ramin Gray, with music by John Browne, The Events will play September 30 – November 1 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.
Guthrie Theater Artistic Director Joseph Haj today announced Larissa FastHorse as the recipient of the theater’s 2015-2016 Joe Dowling Annaghmakerrig Fellowship Award, given to an established theater professional. The recipient is provided the opportunity to benefit personally and professionally from the experience of spending two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre on the estate of Annaghmakerrig, Guthrie’s ancestral home in Ireland. The Centre is a residential retreat for artists from around the globe, offering time and space in which to research, create or develop work.
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) is proud to present a Freestyle Theatre production of U/G/L/Y, an original piece created and performed by Shá Cage. The second piece in a three-part trilogy about identity developed with director E.G. Bailey, U/G/L/Y is an energetic, emotional and impactful 80-minute examination of image. U/G/L/Y plays September 24-27, 2015 in the Dowling Studio. All tickets are $22 ($15 for preview performances) and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) is proud to present Allegra J Lingo’s The Genealogy of Happenstance, an original solo piece written and performed by Lingo, directed by Christopher Kehoe. A crowd favorite at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival, The Genealogy of Happenstance is the first local presentation in the Guthrie’s 2015-2016 Dowling Studio season and plays September 17-20, 2015. All tickets are $22 ($15 for the preview performance) and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org.