The Guthrie Theater in a co-production
with American Conservatory Theater presents Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
by Anne Washburn
score by Michael Friedman
lyrics by Anne Washburn
directed by Mark Rucker
What will endure when the apocalypse arrives? Anne Washburn’s enthusiastically acclaimed comedy begins after an apocalyptic nuclear event has permanently taken down the electrical grid. The survivors, a group of strangers, bond and cling to their culture by recounting the infamous “Cape Feare” episode of “The Simpsons.” From a bleak rebeginning to a colorful musical finale, Mr. Burns is a wildly inventive exploration of storytelling as the glue that holds us all together.
Inspired by the McCarthy-era Communist witch hunts, Miller’s masterpiece of good and evil is being revisited at the Guthrie for the first time in four decades. Under the keen direction of Joe Dowling, whose productions of Miller’s All My Sons and Death of a Salesman are raved about to this day, this stirring production features an impressive cast of more than 20 actors.
The Guthrie Theater presents
a production by
Flying Foot Forum
The Guthrie presents Joe Chvala’s Flying Foot Forum in an evening of
foot-stomping, heart-stopping percussive dance, both classic and new.
production will feature some of Flying Foot Forum's most popular and
works, including "Soft Shoes," "All of One Size" and "Berserks,"
three new pieces.
One of the great plays of the 20th century, Juno and the Paycock is an epic tale of one family’s survival in Dublin following the Irish Civil War. Jack Boyle, known to his neighbors as the “paycock,” is out of work and determined to stay that way. He and his sidekick Joxer spend their time drinking and playing cards while Juno, the matriarch, attempts to keep their family together. When the family learns of an inheritance from a distant relative, the money is spent before it even arrives. But will they transcend the events that conspire to keep them in their place?
by Tarell Alvin McCraney
directed by Peter Rothstein
The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of
strong, ethical black men. Pharus is confident and charismatic, and he
wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the
school’s legendary gospel choir. But his differences lead classmates to
lash out with slurs tinged with more than a little jealousy. Can he find
his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in
his own key
book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson
story by Meredith Willson
and Franklin Lacey
directed by John Miller-Stephany
Summer isn’t complete without seeing a
spectacular musical at the Guthrie. You know the story about the fast-talking
salesman and his money-making scheme to form a boys band in small-town Iowa. But you’ve never seen it here and there’s no better
time than the present to experience this all-American gem.
The Guthrie Theater presents
A Mu Performing Arts developmental work by Mayda
This season the Guthrie will present DeMayda’d, a Mu Performing Arts
developmental work by and featuring Twin Cities pop funk musician Mayda
Slice, directed by Mu Artistic Director Randy Reyes. This one-woman show in concert format will play a limited
Does art imitate life? Or does life imitate art? When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Make a date night for one of the hottest new plays to hit the stage.