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Harvey»

Harvey
April 09 - May 15, 2016
Wurtele Thrust Stage
Elwood P. Dowd is charming, lovable and kind with just one catch: his best friend is a 6-foot-tall invisible rabbit named Harvey. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Harvey is a delightful comedy for the whole family.

Telling: Minnesota 2016»

Telling: Minnesota 2016
April 29 - May 01, 2016
Dowling Studio
Telling: Minnesota 2016 will be an opportunity for area military veterans to speak, and their fellow citizens to listen. These free, live performances are a forum for necessary person-to-person conversations, deepening our community’s connection to our military and military families, to each other, and through these ties, to our nation, and our world.

Trouble in Mind»

Trouble in Mind
May 07 - June 05, 2016
McGuire Proscenium Stage

It is 1957 in New York, and rehearsals have begun for a racially integrated production, one the company hopes will be the next hit. But when prejudices and stereotypes emerge, African American actress Wiletta Mayer questions the truthfulness of the play and faces a difficult decision: should she swallow her pride and compromise her values to achieve her lifelong dream of playing a leading role on Broadway?

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha »

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
May 13 - May 22, 2016
Dowling Studio
Enter a world ruled by fevered delusions and far-flung imagination, where a windmill transforms into a giant and a filthy innkeeper is a king. Theater gives audience and actor alike the power to collectively create an entire world of illusion. Join us for the story of a man who can no longer leave that beautifully imagined world, even after the curtain has come crashing down.

Steven Mackey: Orpheus Unsung»

June 16 - June 18, 2016
Dowling Studio
This world premiere production will feature Sō Percussion’s Jason Treuting and musicians of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. A volatile combination of music, kaleidoscopic cinematic imagery and dance shape the narrative engine of Orpheus Unsung, an opera without words composed by Grammy-Award winning composer Steven Mackey in collaboration with percussionist/composer Jason Treuting.

South Pacific»

South Pacific
June 18 - August 28, 2016
Wurtele Thrust Stage
One of the most celebrated and lauded musicals in American theater, this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic contains a treasure trove of memorable songs from “Bali Hai” to “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame” to “Some Enchanted Evening.”

Disgraced»

Disgraced
July 16 - August 28, 2016
McGuire Proscenium Stage
A 2015 Tony Award nominee for Best Play and winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, this 90-minute one-act has been described as a “blistering social drama about racial prejudices” (Variety) and a “combustible powder keg of identity politics” (Bloomberg). Don’t miss this conversation-starter from one of the most promising playwrights in theater today.

Sense and Sensibility»

September 10 - October 29, 2016
Wurtele Thrust Stage
Full of humor and emotional depth, a fresh adaptation of Austen’s treasured novel opens the season in a bright, bold and theatrical way.

The Parchman Hour»

October 01 - November 06, 2016
McGuire Proscenium Stage
At the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, brave women and men of all backgrounds said goodbye to their families, boarded buses and headed into the Deep South to battle discrimination. Arrested and imprisoned in Mississippi’s notorious Parchman Farm Penitentiary, these Freedom Riders endured by creating a nightly variety show called “The Parchman Hour.”

Hold These Truths»

October 07 - October 23, 2016
Dowling Studio
During WWII in Seattle, 24-year-old college student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government’s orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast.

A Christmas Carol»

November 15 - December 30, 2016
Wurtele Thrust Stage
The Guthrie will present the 42nd annual production of Charles Dickens’ classic. Director and choreographer Joe Chvala will direct the show for a fifth consecutive year.

The Lion in Winter»

November 19 - December 31, 2016
McGuire Proscenium Stage
Set during Christmas 1183, The Lion in Winter tells the wickedly amusing tale of King Henry II, his imprisoned queen (released only for the holiday), and their three entitled sons who vie for the throne in a double-dealing division of the kingdom.

The Royal Family»

January 28 - March 19, 2017
McGuire Proscenium Stage
Set in 1920s Manhattan, this American classic (loosely based on the legendary Barrymore family) centers on three generations of actors, each at different stages in their careers. From an aging grande dame to a promising ingénue, together they confront a choice between secure, yet dull domesticity and an erratic, egocentric yet potentially fulfilling life on the stage.

King Lear»

February 11 - April 02, 2017
Wurtele Thrust Stage
After years of ruling Britain in peace, a respected King Lear decides to relinquish his crown and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. But when their love and loyalty falter, so does Lear’s sanity. King Lear is a gripping portrait of fathers, daughters and a once mighty ruler thwarted by his own hubris and betrayed by a vanishing mind.

We Are Proud to Present»

February 21 - March 12, 2017
Dowling Studio
Going off-script can sometimes be the best way to tell a story. We Are Proud to Present follows an ensemble of American actors -- three black and three white – as they rehearse a stage presentation about a genocide in 1900s colonial Africa.

The Bluest Eye»

April 15 - May 21, 2017
Wurtele Thrust Stage
Based on Toni Morrison’s first novel, The Bluest Eye is a heartrending coming-of-age story about a young black girl in 1940s Ohio. Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved, but she’s only met with ridicule and abuse. Confronting turmoil at home, she prays for Shirley Temple’s blue eyes, believing their beauty is the only thing standing between her and the happiness of the white girls at school.

Refugia»

May 13 - June 11, 2017
McGuire Proscenium Stage
From the internationally renowned ensemble the Moving Company (core members of the former Theatre de la Jeune Lune), comes Refugia, a riveting investigation of the lives of those who find themselves navigating life’s margins at the crossroads of transition.

Sunday in the Park with George»

June 17 - August 20, 2017
Wurtele Thrust Stage
Inspired by Georges Seurat’s famous painting, this dazzling musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, two of the greatest musical theater artists of our time, merges past and present into a poignant and sophisticated exploration of what it takes, and what it costs, to be an artist.

Native Gardens»

July 15 - August 20, 2017
McGuire Proscenium Stage
You can’t choose your neighbors. In this brilliant new comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies.

The Holler Sessions»

August 04 - August 20, 2017
Dowling Studio
Staged as a live radio show, The Holler Sessions centers on one man’s burning obsession for American jazz. The Holler Sessions serves as a jazz primer for the uninitiated, a powerful reminder for jazz fans and an irreverent love letter to the best thing America has ever created, and then forgotten.